Iconic Sheffield shop makes final classy gesture before permanently closing down
A historic Sheffield shop which sold the city’s most iconic wares is to close down, after owners confirmed the business was no longer viable amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Sheffield Scene on Surrey Street, which prided itself on being a ‘window into the world of high-quality gifts and artefacts which Sheffield is renowned around the world’ is shutting up shop following a significant lack of footfall caused by the Covid-19 crisis.
The shop which is owned by silver cutlery manufacturer Carrs Silver, sold silver-plated gifts and even Henderson’s relish at their outlet opposite the Town Hall.
However owners confirmed the historic business was no longer viable due to the impact of national and regional coronavirus lockdowns on retailers.
Managing Director of Carrs Silver Richard Carr said they made the ‘very sad decision to close’ but vowed to donate remaining stock to local restaurants to help them survive.
“Carrs Group have had to make the incredibly difficult decision to close our Sheffield Scene shop on Surrey Street, which has been part of the Carrs family since 2010.
"This year, our lease was due for renewal and unfortunately due to the massive decrease of footfall in the city centre, we made the very sad decision to close.
"Carrs Silver is still available online and in Harrods.
“Following the closure, we will be driving an initiative to support local hospitality, gifting remaining stock to local restaurants who have obviously been hit incredibly hard during the pandemic.
"We hope that this small token will help them in some way - it’s our way of letting them know how important Sheffield hospitality is to us."