Update on 1st May 2015: Gibson’s Card Gallery reopened two weeks after this post was first published.
The owners of Gibson put a note on the shop window about its brief closure for 2 weeks: “Please use us or lose us!”
“Please use us or lose us!”
“…We are happy to state that we have NO plans to close our shop here in Chandler’s Ford and relocate.
However trading trends may change our minds and opinion in the future.
Please remember that we really do need your support and continued custom and from the rest of the community of Chandler’s Ford.”
To use a well used adage: “Please use us or lose us!”
The original post: see below:
This morning I went to the library and was surprised to see Gibson’s Card Gallery at Unit 12, The Mall on Winchester Road was closed.
On the door was a notice issued on behalf of the landlord.
The notice issued yesterday stated that “the Lease is forfeited and the premises have been secured.”
“…no one can lawfully enter the premises unless they have been given authorisation by the Landlord.”
Gibson’s Card Gallery has been selling cards, balloons and gifts at the corner of the Mall for many years. It is one of the oldest shops at The Mall and the Fryern Arcade.
I’m not sure what has happened to the Gibson’s Card Gallery. This morning a few people were outside the shop. One man told me he was trying to buy a birthday balloon from Gibson’s, and was shocked to see its door closed.