Sydenham’s still trading as buyer is sought

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A TRADITIONAL sports shop which has served Scarborough for more than 40 years remains open as the search goes on for new tenants.

Sydenham and Co, in Huntriss Row, was put up for sale in February last year after owner Michael Mosey announced his retirement plans.

However, more than a year down the line, the shop is still trading as a buyer or tenant is yet to be found for the building.

Mr Mosey, who founded the business in 1963 with his mother and grandfather, said: “I would have thought it would have gone by now, but it isn’t a good time at the moment to be selling commercial property.

“I will miss it when I do close, but 47 years is a long time to have been here. I’ve spent three quarters of my life with this business.

“We have had interest, and still have people coming round to view the building so hopefully there will be good news soon.”

The shop specialises in bowls, cricket, tennis, squash, hockey, snooker and darts, and is the only place in town that restrings tennis racquets and repairs cricket bats.

Sydenham initially opened in Westborough before moving to its Huntriss Row site, formerly the Midland Bank, in 1965.

The premises still contain the old bank vaults in working condition.