A High Street homeware, accessories and gift shop has announced it will be closing after 16 years. 

Blue Dog in Clare was first founded in 2007, and was initially housed in the premises next door to its current location. 

However, it has been revealed the store is set to leave Suffolk's smallest town "in a few weeks". 

East Anglian Daily Times: The shop will be closing in a few weeksThe shop will be closing in a few weeks (Image: Newsquest)

A spokesman said: "Thank you Clare and its visitors for a very happy 16 years. Blue Dog is retiring (he is after all over 80 in dog years!) and it is time for us to move on to pursue other interests.

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"We are excited for the future but also very sad to say goodbye.

"A huge thank you to our loyal customers and to our lovely staff, past and present, for helping us to build Blue Dog into the thriving business it has become. 

"We will be closing the doors for the last time in a few weeks and until then we are having a huge sale."