'˜Fun' stationers makes bid for Chichester

A self-styled '˜fun, fashion-forward' stationers is hoping to move onto Chichester's high street to take over the old Thorntons retail space.

Thursday, 3rd August 2017, 12:02 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 6:23 pm
Smiggle wants to move into the site vacated by Thorntons in May

Smiggle – creators of colourful and off-beat pencil cases, bags, books, tech and games, has submitted an application for the East Street site.

The nearest Smiggle is currently located in Brighton, and there also stores in Horsham, Crawley and throughout London.

The application to Chichester District Council seeks to modify the interior as well as the shop front, adding new double leaf doors.

The site has been empty since Thorntons closed in May after years of trading in Chichester.

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