A SHOP which has sold wool in Rhyl for the last 40 years has shut its doors, but is hoping to find alternative premises in the town to re-open in and trade from.

RKM Wools, which was based on Market Street, closed for good on April 30, with owner Nigel Morris attributing the decision to “unaffordable” business rates.

He is hopeful of setting up a stall for the business in Rhyl’s new Queen’s Market, but the £12.6million development has still somewhat after being left without an operator.


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Nigel said: “Our shop in Market Street has seen rent increases over the past few years, but the final straw happened following our business rates demand for 2024-25 of some £8,000 per annum.

“Unfortunately, this is unaffordable for us in Rhyl - we weren’t even paying £1,500 last year.

“Our intention is to try and find an alternative premises to trade from in Rhyl, having traded there for the past 40 years.

“We have applied for a stall in the new market, but have had no response from Denbighshire County Council as yet.

“We appreciate all of the support that the people of Rhyl have given us since we started trading there, and know that we will be badly missed.”

RKM Wools, which was originally set up by Nigel’s father, has two other stores, in Shrewsbury and Wrexham.