Thousands attend furniture store’s grand opening

Owners Matt and Emily Scott with Burnham and Highbridge Mayor Bill Hancock.Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Owners Matt and Emily Scott with Burnham and Highbridge Mayor Bill Hancock.Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Gale force winds did not halt furniture business Sopha’s grand opening.

Sopha opened in Highbridge on Saturday. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Sopha opened in Highbridge on Saturday. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

A ribbon-cutting ceremony saw the shop, in Highbridge's Church Street, opened by the town's mayor and people enjoyed listening to live music and browsing through a craft fair on the day.

Weston's X-Factor star Kezia Povey performed for audiences as well as the Lisa Jane School of Dance in Highbridge.

A spokesman for Sopha said: "The event went fantastically well.

"We were meant to have a marquee in the car park, but those plans were altered by Storm Hannah and its heavy winds.

Sopha opened in Highbridge on Saturday. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Sopha opened in Highbridge on Saturday. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

"The shop saw a brilliant amount of people attend, which is amazing.

"Some of the organisers were here from 5am and we decided to hold the stalls inside due to the weather.

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"We would like to give thanks to the generous support of the community for attending, despite the blustery conditions."

The opening ceremony was held on April 27.

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