Two more independent traders set to open at Peak District retail site

Peak Village

Two Derbyshire-based independent businesses are set to open new stores at the Devonshire Group’s retail-led Peak Village site in Rowsley.

Henmores, an Ashbourne-based lifestyle and country clothing and footwear retailer, has taken a 2,300 sq ft unit, which will open in October.

The business is part of Young Ideas Group, a Derbyshire portfolio of four retail businesses that was established in 1968. It stocks brands including Barbour, Gant, Holland Cooper, Fairfax & Favor, Joules, RM Williams, Seasalt and White Stuff.

The fit-out of Henmores’ new location is being led by Sheffield-based company Whitehead Commercial Interiors, which previously worked alongside Chatsworth to create the interior at Peak Village’s new destination restaurant, Chatsworth Kitchen.

Local independent business Baxter & Co is set to open its first permanent store at Peak Village this September. Business owner Abigail List currently operates a home and garden shop at Tansley Barn Garden Centre at weekends and bank holidays. Baxter & Co will offer customers a mix of furniture, lighting, homeware, garden accessories, unique pieces and capsule clothing for both women and men.

Katayune Jacquin, centre manager at Peak Village, said:  “We’re proud to welcome Henmores and Baxter & Co, two entrepreneurial businesses driven by creativity and quality, to our community at Peak Village. As the centre continues to evolve, we continue to look for opportunities to engage with other independent businesses looking to take their next step and expand their offering.”

Anne Wright, owner at Young Ideas Group, said: “Peak Village is in a perfect location on the doorstep of the great outdoors, and its links to heritage make it a unique retail proposition for our customers. The centre is also home to an exceptional network of independent businesses, retailers and the local community that are focussed on collaborating to elevate one another and boost the Derbyshire economy. It’s an exciting time for Peak Village and we look forward to working in partnership with the Devonshire Group to cultivate a fantastic retail, hospitality and lifestyle destination.”

Abigail List, owner at Baxter & Co, added: “Seeing the energy and community that the team has created here at Peak Village, as well as hearing about the ambitious plans for the future, I can’t wait to be a part of it! I knew this was the perfect place for my business to grow, and I’m so excited to get the store open and create a space where everyone feels welcome and can be inspired.”