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Waterloo court has been taken over by successful Pop Up Shop residents that have decided to go for it in permanent shops. The Travelling Cupcake and Lonefairy Jewellery have taken over premises next door to each other, in a bid to make their businesses thrive and grow in Andover Town Centre.

Hosting a grand opening together, along with the Mayor and later Carnival Royalty, Bev, from The Travelling Cupcake and Michelle, from Lonefairy, posed for photographs and entertained the crowds that came to wish them well.

Michelle of Lonefairy told Andover and Villages, “The turnout is great and we have been really well supported by the public.”

The pair were presented a business grant cheque each by Cllr Peter Giddings of Test Valley Borough Council, a fantastic £500 to help them get going.

Bev from The Travelling Cupcake said, “Without the opportunity of the pop up shop, we would never have dreamed of opening our pretty shop here in Waterloo Court. I want everyone with their own business, to try a stint in the Pop Up Shop and see what it can do for them.”

Cllr Ian Carr, Cllr Iris Andersen, Mayor Janet Whiteley and Cllr Peter Giddings attended, and later on in the afternoon, the Carnival Prince, Princess and their attendants came along for a photo shoot, enjoyed the jewellery and helped to eat lots of cake.

Do visit the two shops and show your support for two fantastic local businesses.

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