A new shop was officially opened in Hailsham town centre on Saturday (January 31).
Hailsham Town Mayor Cllr Jo Bentley officially opened the body jewellery and lingerie shop, Olivia B, in St Mary’s Walk.
She was joined by proprietors, mother and daughter, Stacey and Lois Hanman. Stacey said: “I have always wanted to open up my own shop as my dad had a shop many years ago and so did my uncle. I think it runs in my blood. The reason we decided to open a shop was actually by sheer chance. My daughter Lois wanted to go to Eastbourne to get more body jewellery and I needed to get new lingerie. The shop was actually in the process of closing down and there was nowhere else to get it locally. It’s not good having to go all the way into Eastbourne to go shopping for new underwear and having to make an appointment for a fitting, which is why we thought how great it would be if we could provide body jewellery and underwear for people in Hailsham, as there is nothing like it here. We’ve lived in Hailsham for the last 11 years. The town is looking really good and hopefully we can add to its future prosperity.”
Recently, the town centre has welcomed Subway, Todd’s Barbers, Hot Dogs Grooming and Dragon Studios Photography.
Cllr Bentley said: “I was delighted to be asked to cut the ribbon and it’s wonderful to see enterprising people start a business for the first time in our town. We have an increasingly vibrant town centre and the opening of this shop is a great addition.”