York fancy dress business expands

Fancy dress specialist Fantasy World is expanding with the opening of a new store at Clifton Moor, York.

Owner Justin Heaven has taken a five-year lease on the unit which will operate alongside his existing premises on Main Street, Fulford.

Justin, 37, said:

“Business is going well so I decided to take the unit at Clifton Moor – it’s a great opportunity and will provide a good display area as well as helping us facilitate the growing online side of the business.

“We ship items all over the world – only today I have posted some platform boots to Japan. The new unit is far more suited for collections and deliveries and customers as it has a large car park unlike our Main Street shop where it can prove hard to get a space.”

Fantasy World was launched in 1974 by Justin’s grandparents, Lawrence Arkley and Julia Wood, and Justin has been running the business for 15 years. It caters for children and adults, hiring and selling fancy dress costumes and accessories both in store and online.

Emma Warner, commercial property partner at Langleys Solicitors LLP in York, who acted for Justin on the lease deal at Clifton Moor, said:

“It’s great to work with such a successful local business which is expanding and going on to even bigger things. We wish Justin all the best in his expansion of Fantasy World.”

The Clifton Moor store will be open by August Bank Holiday weekend and will feature regular preview weekends linked to costume themes such as Halloween and Christmas – www.fantasy-world.co.uk

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Fantasy World owner Justin Heaven (left) looks forward to the opening of the Clifton Moor store with Emma Warner, of Langleys (centre), and store manager Robert Lonsdale


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