ESK Eastbourne owner speaks of excitement about shop's future following closure uncertainty

An Eastbourne business owner has spoken of his excitement as his shop which has operated in the town for decades remains open following uncertainty around its future.
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ESK Warehouses, a discount store on Courtlands Road, has operated in the town for decades.

It was thought, however, that the store would close down after the site was listed on sale on Zoopla in March 2022 with a price tag of £4.6 million.

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However, the store has continued trading and owner Bob Beevis has spoken of his excitement at the shop’s future.

The team at ESK have been praised by the owner of the store as the owner talked about the thriving in Eastbourne.The team at ESK have been praised by the owner of the store as the owner talked about the thriving in Eastbourne.
The team at ESK have been praised by the owner of the store as the owner talked about the thriving in Eastbourne.

Owner Bob Beevis said: “ESK Eastbourne is thriving and the customers of Eastbourne are over the moon that we’re open.

"The Bean Bike café is very busy, with them looking to open a takeaway coffee shop in our Hastings shop starting in May, and they’re currently improving their menu in Eastbourne to serve more hot food like breakfasts, etc.

“Our butchers sell the cheapest meat in town and we have queues before we even open.”

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Mr Beevis added that the company is also opening a new butchers in Hastings ‘over the next few weeks’.

"More importantly our garden centre has a wide range of products, as well as a huge range of compost and décor for the garden we’re pushing every day.

“We’re a growing family-run business and the more customers keep coming, the more we will keep offering new services, as we’re price competitive across the board.

"The most important thing is Eastbournians love it there, compared to the big chain shops. We listen to our customers and [it’s] well worth a day out.”

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