Everything must go as shop owners retire

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A LONG-established March business is set to change as the present owners get ready to retire.

Menswear specialist Boon & Potter has been up for sale for the past six months but a buyer has not yet been found.

There is good news for customers who rely on Boon & Potter’s successful hire service. As it is run as a separate department, this part of the business will not be affected.

The company will continue to hire out wedding and evening suits, with an even greater range within a few months.

Richard and Judith Tasker, who have run the business between them for the last 32 years, are now preparing to retire and are holding a closing down sale at the High Street store. They thanked their many loyal customers for their custom and support.

Richard said: “I’ve got very mixed feelings about retiring, but it’s not a 9-5 job and you take it home.”

He hopes a new owner can still be found but Richard will continue at the shop until September.

He is looking forward to retirement and has plans to see a lot more of England. He also has several interests to pursue.

Over the years, Richard has seen businesses come and go in March town centre, but he does not think the town has changed that much.

“It’s still a very busy, thriving market town,” he said, “although some people say it’s not.”