Interior design shop to close after 20 years

An interior design shop which has been located on London Road for over twenty years is closing this week.

Amanda Kennington, owner of The Edge Interiors, is continuing to run her business but has decided that she no longer needs a shop on the highstreet and it is time to try some new things.

Going forward, The Edge Interiors will be based from a studio in her back garden in Gawsworth.

Amanda explained "I don't want to work Saturdays anymore or five days a week. I want to take a bit of a step back. I have got many clients after 20 years here and 5 years elsewhere so I am able to do it."

In addition to offering her interior design service, Amanda intends to launch a series of creative workshops at her studio in the Autumn next year, covering areas such as floristry, photography, collage making, water colours and children's classes.

Amanda added "I am very sad to leave Alderley Edge but the village is changing and the independents seem to have disappeared.

"I will have a nice big studio in Gawsworth with plenty of parking which is a big issue in the village."

The Edge Interiors is currently holding a closing down sale and will shut up shop on Friday October 3rd. The lease for 3A London Rd has been taken by a bridal shop which is hoping to open in October.

The Edge Interiors' new address is The Studio, Big Moss Farm, Lowes Lane,
Gawsworth, SK11 9QR. Tel: 01625 584999.

The Edge Interiors


Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Dave Clarke
Wednesday 1st October 2014 at 8:06 am
Sorry to see the shop go but at least it will not remain empty although personally it would have been nice to see something different in it's place but better a Bridal shop than it stand empty. Good luck to the new enterprise.
Sarah Dalton
Wednesday 1st October 2014 at 10:25 am
Oh no not a bridal shop!! Please!
Kristina Hulme
Wednesday 1st October 2014 at 9:52 pm
Good luck Amanda with your new venture in Gawsworth and you will be missed in Alderley Edge.
As a fellow independent trader I share your frustrations re the parking issues
All the very best
Kristina/Travel by Design
Duncan Herald
Monday 6th October 2014 at 6:43 pm
Quell surprise !
Lack of parking is one of the reasons for departure.
Unless something is done about the dreadful lack of parking, will other independents depart?
Richard Fitzwilliam
Tuesday 7th October 2014 at 6:45 am
Duncan, Kristina,

Please copy and paste from the above article where Amanda says lack of parking is one of the reasons for departing.
Tracey Warne
Saturday 11th October 2014 at 1:10 pm
To answer Duncan, yes other independents will depart... not just because of the major parking issues but also the decline in support from the locals. These two issues are linked sadly - no parking sends our customers to handforth dean to line the pockets of the supermarkets.
My lease runs out next June, I seriously doubt I will be renewing it.
Tracey Warne- The Paperie, Cobblers Yard.