As Tavernors and Forsyths Are Set To Close – Who Will Replace Them On Clifton Street?

The well-known family run Lytham shop, Tavernors, which is prominently located at the corner of Clifton Street and Bannister Street in Lytham, is set to close its doors for the final time later this year. opened its doors in 1942 and has remained in the same family for eighty-two years.

The shop was previously owned by the well-respected former Fylde Mayor and Council Leader John Tavernor, who died aged 87 in 2020 after contracting Covid-19. The shop is currently in the hands of his son, also called John, and wife Jackie.

And just a few doors down from Tavernors, Forsyths, will also be closing. This well-stocked shop in Clifton Street, which sells artwork, framed prints, home décor, lighting and gifts, is also set to close due to the owners’ retirement. The closure of this Lytham store will mark the end of an era for the family-run business which has been trading for fifty years.

With these two landmark shops due to disappear from Clifton Street, the question must be asked – what will replace them? Will they remain empty for months, become charity shops or will a multinational, well-known brand makes in debut on Clifton Street. Or even could new local entrepreneur breath much welcomed vibrant life into Clifton Street as they did decades ago when these two shops were established?

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