Bristol party shop Flingers has closed

Long-running Bristol party shop Flingers has closed its doors for the final time, after almost 30 years in business.

Flingers Party Shop opened in 1990 on Gloucester Road and was hugely popular with party-goers of all ages, stocking plenty of fun accessories and props, as well as costumes for stag and hen dos and news of its closure has sparked widespread sadness in the local commununity.

The family-run business closed for good earlier this week, putting people out of their jobs just before Christmas and sparking a huge outcry of support from the community.

Customers who visited the shop over the course of its long history have taken to Facebook to share their disappointment.

“It’s a real shame,” said one. “Flingers has been around a long time and it means another empty shop and a good few people out of work right on  Christmas time.”

Local businesses were noitfied of closure via a piece of paper put through the door and have described the latest turn of events as ‘very sad’.

A spokesperson for Flingers confirmed to local newspaper Bristol Live that the shop has closed but did not want to comment further.

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