The Malt House Emporium in Cheltenham Road hosts around 100 dealers and is hoping it will be able to remain in the building.
However, Daniel Sturdy, the landlord, and owner of the adjacent restaurant Malthouse Bar & Kitchen, plans to create a new business in the space when the lease ends at the end of October. He aims to offer space to 75 dealers and artisans and asked interested parties to contact: email@example.com.
The Malt House Emporium also has plans to open a new outlet in the Tewkesbury area for a business focused on modern interiors.
Owner of the emporium, Helen Tweddle, said: “We took on this (Malt House) building… that had been empty for five years and brought it to life. We bring a great deal of visitors from all over the UK to Stroud, and they visit not only our business but those in the whole Stroud area. We do not wish to leave our founding site.”
She is asking people to sign her petition on the centre’s Facebook page and at the centre.
Tweddle said the Tewkesbury premises were not meant to be a “new home for the business” but said she will use the location “as a home, even if temporarily, for my existing traders to ensure they have a space to trade from” when her original centre in Stroud closes.
The petition can be found here: https://www.change.org/p/helen-tweddle-save-the-malt-house-emporium-and-100-small-businesses-who-rely-on-us-for-their-livelihood?recruiter=48130757&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition