All change in east end


IT’S all change for businesses in the east end of Kirkcaldy High Street.

In recent weeks four businesses have either come or gone from the area.

Two have moved out, one of which closed because of spiralling costs, and one has moved in, while another will be opening soon.

The Wee Carpet Shoppe, run by John Tallack, has just moved into 305a High Street, while refurbishment work is currently on-going at the former Durbar Indian restaurant which is under new ownership.

But, according to a sign in the window, Spring Clean laundrette and dry cleaners has closed its High Street shop because of ‘ever increasing costs’ and moved to an industrial unit outwith the area.

Sudden move

And another sign across the street shows there’s been a sudden move for Echi Hairdressing.

The salon’s staff are currently working from within Glen Christie Hairdressing.

The move came, the shop says, after its landlord failed to pass on their rent money to the bank - a message also contained in large signs posted in the shop window.

Louise King, manager, said: “Unfortunately we had to leave the premises on July 7, but luckily for us Glen has let us rent some space.

“We have got new premises lined up in St Clair Street, and we’re hoping to have them open by the middle of August.”

New owners

But elsewhere on the same stretch of the High Street, one business is in the middle of a change.

The former Durbar Indian restaurant is under new ownership.

Work is currently ongoing at the premises, which should re-open soon as a buffet-style restaurant.

The Spice Jones World Buffet restaurant will serve a variety of Indian, Thai, Chinese and Italian cuisine.