Garden Centre Trading Again



Garden centre trading again
11th May 2018

By Sandra Pearce
A garden centre that was severely damaged by fire in early April is now trading from temporary facilities.
Klondyke Strikes Garden Centre in Stokesley, North Yorkshire, said it is still dealing with insurers but that its plant area was now re-open and that it also has a range of gardening essentials available.
A temporary building will be erected later this month, and a spokesman said the centre would be ‘rebuilt as quickly as possible’.
A branch of Maidenhead Aquatics that operated on the site will however remain closed ‘until further notice’. The aquatics outlet sold tropical fish, coldwater and koi, specialising in marines, inverts, African lake cichlids, discus and L-plecs. It was a popular destination for families, especially children who liked to visit the large koi.
Its website said: “It is with a heavy heart that we have to report our Stokesley store will be closed until further notice, following a major fire at Strikes Garden Centre on Friday, April 6.
“The fire burned overnight at Strikes Garden Centre in Stokesley, North Yorkshire with eight fire engines and 40 firefighters attending the blaze at its height. North Yorkshire Fire Service have reported major damage at the site. Due to the nature of this fire, we aren’t able to comment on the future of our Stokesley store at this time.”
The fire destroyed the majority of the garden centre, causing millions of pounds worth of damage and leaving heartbroken staff and customers in tears.
Klondyke operates 22 garden centres throughout Scotland, Northern England and Wales.