AFTER almost 60 years, Rushden town centre is set to lose one of its most iconic names when the Peter Crisp Design Studio closes at the end of this month.
The kitchen, bedroom and bathroom design studio continued after the closure of the Peter Crisp Department Store, which had stood on the High Street for 50 years when it closed its doors in 2009.
The store began selling kitchens and bathrooms in the early Sixties, when the easy-assembly Hygena range was first launched, and that department grew over the years to eventually offer a complete supply, design and installation service, including some of the biggest names in the business, from Aga and Mereway kitchens to Sottini and Aqata bathrooms, shower rooms and wet rooms.
"The tough decision has been taken based on the current challenging economic climate and my desire to step down from managing the retail operation," said Julia. "Existing contracts will be completed by our usual team of experts and customers will continue to receive the high level of customer service for which we are well known.
"Going forward, I will continue to be at the helm of Peter Crisp Ltd as Managing Director, concentrating on developing our property interests, which is already an established area of our business portfolio.
"It has been the Crisp family's pleasure to have served the local community in Rushden High Street for 59 years and we have been proud to uphold our values of quality and customer service."
Peter Crisp Ltd can be contacted on 01933 356424 or at firstname.lastname@example.org currently, and after the Design Studio has closed.