Auchterarder is set to welcome its second charity shop.
A planning application is currently with Perth and Kinross Council is for display of signage at 173 High Street, Auchterarder. Formerly D R Johnsons Footwear, the property has been empty for some time now with many wondering what is to replace the well loved store.
It would seem that Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland are to be the new face on Auchterarder High Street. An application for a display of signage was sent into Perth and Kinross Council on 17th July on behalf of the charity. The application was for 1 Fascia sign to go across the top of the windows and doors and 1 projecting sign to be attached to the existing projection box.
From the plans it would appear that the proposed shop is to be what Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland call a “Boutique” shop. According to the charity website – “These stores have been recently opened or refurbished in a “Boutique” style providing our supporters with a unique shopping experience. Our boutiques have specially designed interiors, with a reputation for their designer labels and one of a kind finds, these stores allow us to maximise the funds raised by their sales but we welcome all donations.”
Not so much a charity shop in the generally understood way, more a preloved store of high end donations. A place for customers to enjoy a shopping experience rather than find discounted prices. Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland have a different style of shop for their discounted stock.
At present there does not seem to be a projected opening date and this publications request for a statement has not received a reply as this goes online. We will be sure to update this article if we receive a reply to our request.