The winners of this year’s competition to find Altrincham’s ‘Festive Favourite’ business or shop front, organised by Altrincham Unlimited, have been announced.
After more than 1,700 votes in total on Altrincham Today’s Facebook page, Gran T’s coffee shop on Stamford New Road was the overwhelming winner of the ‘People’s Choice’ award with 324 votes.
And Edit & Oak om Greenwood Street and Vintage Angel on Moss Lane were selected by design expert Leanne Wookey – Director at award-winning interior design and branding agency NoChintz – as joint winners of the design award.
Leanne said: “I had a fantastic day walking around visiting all the store owners and their teams who entered the competition and hearing how they approached their design. I was incredibly impressed with the amount of time and effort put in by all of them. I found it impossible to chose between my two favourites!
“Edit & Oak’s display is traditional, festive & authentic. I loved the natural seasonal colours which were introduced by plants and berries as well as store products and the handmade stars made from Pussy Willow. The oak sleigh was a nod to the stores identity and I wanted to take everything home and hibernate for Christmas!
“Vintage Angel’s window appealed to my inner magpie. It felt like the magic, excitement and intrigue of Christmas was framed within this window and I loved that everything in this shop front could be bought from the wrapping paper to Unicorns to even the paint!”
Elizabeth Faulkner, The BID Manager for Altrincham Unlimited, added: “So many of the entries this year were strong, and we were thrilled that Leanne was able to cast her expert eye over them. The whole of the town is looking particularly festive this Christmas and we would encourage visitors to come in and enjoy Altrincham’s fabulous shops, restaurants, bars and cafes throughout the festive period.”