Two new Trowbridge businesses have recently opened to the public in Castle Place . . .

Eaterie UP-MARKET is managed by Sarah Curry, whose family have managed the business since she was five years old. Sarah took the Park View Cafe over in mid-January 2020 and closed the shop down for a week for refurbishment, re-opening it at the end of the month. Sarah’s aim is to introduce people to healthier food, with more vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. Among her plans are a salad bar in summer and possibly expanding to the upper level of Castle Place. In the meantime, she is selling homemade soups, chilis, curries and takeaway sandwiches among other things; if you don’t see what you are looking for on the extensive menu, she is happy to cook something ‘off-the-cuff’ for you with the ingredients that she has. What’s more, she is selling peanuts for the squirrels in the Park, with the  proceeds going to a wildlife charity. Sarah says “I’m hoping that the people of Trowbridge will continue to support their local independent shops and markets. Also, we’re mindful of the many dietary requirements that people have to face every day, and we’re trying as much as possible to be eco-friendly, especially when it comes to our take-away packaging; basically, when it comes to the customer, we’ll always aim to please.”

Golden Angel – Fabulashly Tantastic is the latest beauty treatment business to open in Trowbridge. Owner Sam Goozee says “If I can help people to feel good about themselves, then that makes me happy. I always say that success is measured by the size of the client’s smile.”
After many years as a freelance hairdresser until she met her husband 14 years ago and becoming a full-time mother (but still occasionally doing beauty treatments for her family and friends), once her children were grown she decided to start her own business, in early December 2019 – her husband built her small salon on his own in just 11 days. Originally, she wanted to work part-time and build up a clientele, but then decided to run her own full-time business right away. Sam says that she loves the shop’s location, but obviously hopes that the business will be able to expand to larger premises in the future.