New independent furniture business launches

A new independent furniture store has launched and plans to officially open after lockdown restrictions are lifted.

That Furniture Shop has been launched by husband and wife team, Justin and Vicky Coppin, and is based in Birchington’s Station Road, taking over a former Costa Coffee branch.

The shop has been under development since November with the couple stripping out the site, rewiring, refurbishing and then redecorating ready for its physical launch.

The business has already opened online.

Justin, who has been in the furniture trade for around 25 years, said that initial business online has been “very busy” so far with “decent sales”, while receiving lots of local support.