Chiswick loses two customer facing businesses in a week

Image above: Paperchase Chiswick High Road on Friday 17 Februrary

Paperchase closes all stores nationally

Chiswick has lost a shop and a cafe this week, as the national stationary retailer Paperchase closed all its branches today (Friday 17 February) and Good Boy Coffee on the corner of Elliott Rd and Windmill Rd has also shuttered its windows.

The stationery retailer Paperchase went into administration last month. The Paperchase brand and intellectual property was bought by Tesco, but the eleventh-hour deal purchase did not include its stores or its website.

Paperchase announced it would cease online trading at midnight on Friday (17 February), with its branch at 346-348 Chiswick High Road closing on the same day. It had been advertising at least 30% off “almost everything” for some time and by Friday there was very little stock left.

The chain thanked customers for their support over the years.

Images above: Good Boy Coffee

Good Boy Coffee closes down after four years

Good Boy Coffee, on the corner of Elliott Road and Chiswick Common has closed too.

Owner Olivia Parker said the cafe’s name came from her love of dogs. Pets and their owners were most welcome at the cafe and it was perfectly situated for dog walkers out on Acton Green Common, but the cafe had very limited space inside or out for people to sit down and relied on people to ‘grab and go’.

The cafe served breakfast pots, sandwiches and cakes, with a number of vegan options.

A sign in the window now reads:

‘Dear customers, we have decided to close permanently. Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years! We will miss you all – Good Boy’

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