East Sussex floorcoverings retailer Coastway Carpets has closed with the store being sold to a London based property developer.

Store owner Richard Lloyd set up Peacehaven based Coastway nearly forty years ago, and now plans to retire.

He told local newspaper the Argus that the shop had been granted planning permission to become two shops, with flats at the back and above.

The shop closed just before Christmas, with unsold stock to be cleared online.

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