Two Newtown businesses - Rainbow's End and Health Loaded - have this week announced that they will close in the coming weeks.

Popular gift shop Rainbow's End owner Lisa Newman told customers that after 21 "wonderful" years in Broad Street, the store will not reopen beyond February 28.

"We cannot thank you all enough for your custom and support," she said. "We are sad for all our customers and especially for our three amazing staff who really are like family, They will be missed so much."

"The cost of running a large shop like Newtown is becoming more and more difficult, along with the sad loss in April of my dear partner in business of 25 years.

"It’s been a great journey and as I say again: thank you, Newtown.Thank you also for coming in and supporting me."

Health Loaded said their "amazing adventure" serving nutritious takeaway food inside the former Cambrian Vaults pub started three years ago, adding that they were "proud to bring something different for the community."


The business said its last day will be on Saturday, January 28, and has thanked the "many awesome people" for their support throughout this "amazing" time.

"It's very hard to make a profit in this town for hospitality businesses like ours," the business said. "To keep going we need more customers.

"Our council doesn't do much to make this town attractive for visitors. If we have good attractions for young people and families, I believe every business in town will be happy. But they did nothing, only what they want is peace and quiet but that way it's no good for small town business which is heart of the town. It's a shame."

The Health Loaded business is looking for new owners. Anyone interested in buying the business can contact Health Loaded Ltd on Facebook.