Shaftesbury Shop Owner To Open New Stores In High Street And Dorchester

The owner of Cranbornes, Karen Hardwick, is opening a second Shaftesbury High Street store and a new shop in Dorchester.

Karen Hardwick in her new shop

Karen bought Cranborne’s, the shop where she worked for 22 years, from its former owners in February 2019. Last Christmas she operated a pop-up shop in the empty unit, the former Box of Allsorts store next door. That’s currently being refurbished.

Karen tells Alfred listeners about her new ventures. And she says our High Street remains buoyant.