Owners of mysterious Wee Leith shop put it up for sale

It’s a quirky wee shop full of dusty trinkets and art that has sat untouched for over a decade.

By Jolene Campbell
Sunday, 25th October 2020, 8:56 pm
The Wee Leith Shop goes up for sale after sitting untouched for 12 years
The Wee Leith Shop goes up for sale after sitting untouched for 12 years

Now the owner of the Wee Shop, situated halfway down Leith Walk, is selling up and has solved the mystery surrounding the store, once rumoured to be a time capsule.

After sitting abandoned for 12 years, the unique shop, roughly the size of a phonebox, has been the subject of many 'conspiracy theories' about who it belonged to and why it was shut for so long.

Now the owners want to find a buyer who will try and keep it's character, while giving it a new lease of life.

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But no ordinary shopkeepers need apply. In keeping with it's unique identity, the owner wants a very special person to take it on and help preserve this small part of Leith's heritage.

Previous owner Sylia had to close to care for her sick husband who later sadly passed away, her daughter Ania told Edinburgh Live.

The shop was well known for owner Sylia's tarot readings which made her a sort of 'community councillor' for locals.

Now the owners are appealing for people interested in buying the store to write in and bid for it, setting out why they want to buy it.

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