A UNIQUE shop described as the "last of its kind" in Kidderminster is set close due to spiralling costs.

Paul Broadgate, the owner of Fabrics Direct on Bromsgrove Street, has said he's made the difficult decision to call time on the business, which first opened 20 years ago.

The store sold custom-made blinds, curtain and upholstery fabrics, poles and tie backs, haberdashery and more.

Mr Broadgate, aged 57, who also runs a sister shop called Hole in the Wall Curtains in Walsall, has said the store has been losing money and rising costs have made the business unsustainable.

Mr Broadgate said: “Commercially, it’s no longer viable. It’s emotionally hard. It’s difficult. There’s nothing like it in the area because we just sell everything.

“We have lost money the last two years and it’s just down to rising costs. Everything is going up in price.

“It’s just not sustainable for small businesses. We've got customers coming in but we're not doing enough trade.

"I've got another sister company in Walsall and we are equally finding it difficult there".

Seven members of staff are employed at the store, which will open for one last time on Saturday, February 24. It will close at 4pm on the day.

Mr Broadgate's sister businesses have bought the stock from the store, which will be sold from the Walsall shop.

Mr Broadgate added: "We thank all the customers that have supported us over the years".