Pop-up Christmas shop opens in Richmond

Alex Franks with some hamper goodies.

Two enterprising friends have pooled their talents and open a new Christmas pop-up shop in Richmond.

Alex Franks, owner of The Angel’s Share in The Station, has teamed up with Lucy Hope and Debbie Leonard, from florists Artichoke, in Darlington, to launch Hope & Franks.

Hope & Franks are offering Christmas hampers, fresh flowers and seasonal wreaths.

“Once we discovered that there was a vacant shop available so close to Richmond’s Market Place in King Street, we didn’t hesitate to jump at the opportunity to put the space to good use in the time leading up to Christmas,” said Alex.

“So many businesses have really struggled over the past nine months that it’s really important to seize a good opportunity when it comes along.”

Lucy will be featuring table and mantlepiece decorations, cut flowers and arrangements to suit everyone’s taste and budget.

Alex is creating all types of traditional Christmas hampers, that will be lovely to give as gifts or simply to put under your own Christmas tree.

Hope & Franks – Hampers & Flowers is open daily except Sunday from 10 am until Christmas Eve.