STROUD’S popular Master Cobbler store has relocated to a new unit at the town’s Merrywalks shopping centre – now renamed ‘Five Valleys’ shopping centre – where the business had operated from for the last 16 years.
The family run company, which has been in Stroud for more than 30 years, has now moved from its unit in the mall area to a slightly smaller space next to Santander within the shopping centre.
Run by Paul Malpass and his team, the new outlet will continue to offer shoe repairs, as well as an engraving service, key cutting and travel goods.
Paul said: “We are delighted with our new location at Five Valleys and to be continuing to offer our great range of service to the people of Stroud.
“The centre’s transformation is really starting to take shape and the King Street entrance looks fantastic, we’re excited to be part of this great project for the town.”
Dionne Moore, centre manager at Five Valleys in Stroud, said: “We’re really pleased to be working with great local companies like Master Cobbler and ensuring they can thrive and grow at the centre.
“The new store looks great and we wish Paul and his team all the very best in their new location.”
The move is part of the major refurbishment and programme of improvements currently underway in the centre.
The third phase of the centre’s development work is focussed on the mall area, as well as major improvements to exterior of the car park.
The second phase of works brought a new frontage, retail space and striking entrance feature to King Street. JoJo Maman Bebe was the first new store to move into this part of the centre earlier this month.
The Five Valleys project is headed up by the retail property specialists Dransfield Properties Ltd and is part funded by GFirst LEP. The firm bought the shopping centre last summer and started work on the phased transformation of the centre – including a rebrand of the former Merrywalks name.