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Sunday 21 July 2019

Ashanti Gold to close its doors this month

Ashanti Gold on Esmonde Street
Ashanti Gold on Esmonde Street

Sara Gahan

Well-known fashion business Ashanti Gold on Esmonde Street is set to close its doors at the end of the month after serving the people of Gorey for 28 years.

Proprietor Natalie Ryan said the final day will most likely be on Saturday, January 26, all depending on how much stock is leftover.

'The closure isn't because of finance, but more to do with lifestyle and family,' said Natalie. 'I live in Monkstown with my family and I just want to put them first.'

Speaking to this newspaper, Natalie felt life was getting a bit too much travelling most days to Gorey, while also running the sister boutique premises in Greystones that she opened in 2004.

'We will stay open in Greystones and we hope to see all our customers from Gorey pop up sometime,' said Natalie. 'It is the end of an era but the support we have received since the announcement is amazing.'

First opened by Natalie's mother Esther Ryan in August, 1990, the business quickly grew to become one of the most popular fashion spots for women in north Wexford and beyond.

Daughter Natalie opened a sister boutique in Greystones and together both worked hard to stock the businesses with the very latest fashion pieces for their customers.

Esther decided to hand over the keys to Natalie in 2017 and since then she has been running both stores. But now, she will only operate from the Greystones business and will close down Ashanti Gold in Gorey.

When Ashanti Gold first opened its doors to Gorey, Esmonde Street was a large residential area but has now grown to become one of Ireland's most fashionable streets filled with many boutiques.

Ashanti Gold thanked all their customers for all the support throughout the years and would like to remind them that they are still operating in Greystones.

Gorey Guardian

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