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There are plans to redevelop the Calico & Co site into nine flats a new shop

A popular Bristol fabric shop is set to close, with the premises put up for sale as a redevelopment opportunity.      

Plans have been submitted to turn the Calico & Co site on Bedminster Parade in Bedminster into nine flats and a new shop on the ground floor.    

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But the long-running fabric shop will not be part of redevelopment, with the reasons for this unclear. 

Calico & Co declined to comment on the closure.  

The property listing for the two-storey building says it will be sold with vacant possession.          

Plans to redevelop the site were submitted by Russell Williams Textiles to the council in June last year, with a decision still pending.    

The proposals include three 1-bed, four 2-bed and two 3-bed flats in a new three-storey building. The ground floor will also include a new retail space fronting onto Bedminster Parade.    

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There are plans to redevelop the Calico & Co site into nine flats and a new shop There are plans to redevelop the Calico & Co site into nine flats and a new shop
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Calico & Co was established 40 years ago and is an independent family-run business with two shops.        

The shop, which has a second site in Cardiff, says it is the largest stockist of fabric on the roll in Wales and the South West.  

The closure of Calico & Co follows that of The Nylon Shop, a fabric shop in Kingswood closing after 65 years.

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