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New life for store

DargieDesignThe premises of former Aberdeen retailer Dargie Design is set to become a café.

The city centre store closed overnight in August after 27 years in business.

At the time of closure it said: ‘It is with deep regret that we have taken the decision to close the business. Firstly we would like to thank all our customers past and present for their customer over the years. As a family business we have had a variety of serious illness issues over the last few years and it has now become unsustainable to provide the kind of service that we know our customers deserve, something has to give.

‘Brexit has been an ongoing issue and has had a huge detrimental effect. All existing outstanding customer orders will be fulfilled by the relevant manufacturers. They will be in touch when your goods are ready  - just pay your balance directly to them.

‘We have always taken the shop to be our home – we are crushed. Thank you for the last 27 years – its been emotional.’

Now gaming café operator Engange Gaming has applied for planning permission to change the two storey building into a café and bar.

Image: Google.