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Bermuda Linens & Gifts prepares to close

  • Final days: Bermuda Linens & Gifts, in Somers Wharf, St George, is having a closing out sale. Its last day is Saturday

A St George’s shop that is a favourite of both residents and visitors is to close. Bermuda Linens & Gifts will be open for the last time on Saturday.

The shop, located on Somers Wharf, next door to The Wharf restaurant, offers a selection of fine linens, home decor, resort wear, baby fashions, gift items, and gourmet food and teas.

The shop’s Facebook page features a variety of photos showing customers with their deeply discounted close-out sale purchases. Owner Cathy Ferreira Roberts said some remaining items after the store’s closure will move to her related store, 1612 Provisions, located near the St George’s ferry stop.

A number of commentators have left messages on the Facebook page saying how much they will miss the shop.

One person wrote: “So sorry to hear that it’s coming to an end, wish you all the best”, while others said they were said to hear the news that the shop was closing.

Another person wrote: “Cathy, thank you for all the support you have given to St George’s over this last eight years. You are one terrific retailer.”

Comments made by visitors and residents on Trip Advisor, the travel website, between 2016 and 2018 reflect the shop’s popularity.

One comment read: “Bermuda Linens & Gifts was my absolute favourite shop to visit in Bermuda. The employees are so friendly and helpful and the selection of gift items is out of this world. Great taste, great vibe, great smells and of course amazing people. 100 per cent returning to Bermuda for another visit just to stop by and spend hours browsing this store. Well done Bermuda!”

A St George’s resident said: “This is one of my favourite St George’s shops,” while a visitor from Victoria, British Columbia wrote: “Bermuda Linens and Gifts is a delightful little shop.”

Ms Roberts declined to comment regarding the closure of the shop.

Bermuda Linens & Gifts is open weekdays from 10.30am until 5.30pm, and on Saturday from 11am until 5pm