10:06AM, Sunday 07 July 2013
A high profile menswear business that shut last year after more than 50 years in Windsor is making a comeback.
Many were shocked when John Goodwin Menswear closed its doors in Peascod Street after a disastrous decline in business. It had been run by the Jessey family since 1947.
Now brothers Dan and Alexander Jessey are restarting the business on a smaller scale on the upper floor of the old building, providing a personal 'by appointment' service to individual customers.
They aim to offer a 'top-to-toe' service which was impossible when the business was operating as a conventional menswear shop.
Dan said: "We will show customers the current trends that are influencing the way we all dress and then create looks for them using samples, visuals and fabric swatches, creating a wardrobe specifically for that customer."
Meanwhile the lower floors of the old shop have been transformed into a Jungs German-style cafe that will run underneath Dan and Alexander's business.
Jungs is also a family business - it has been operating for 70 years and already runs successful cafes in Beaconsfield and Gerrards Cross.
Owner Richard Mathea and his head chef Paul Gamble will be open every day from 8am to 6pm, Sundays 9am to 4pm offering classic Swiss German dishes alongside the more traditional café offers.
The old John Goodwin building has been extensively refurbished to accommodate the café with snug, sofas and German artifacts.
Richard said the German-style menu goes down a treat at their two Buckinghamshire sites, adding: "So we can't wait to know what the lovely people of Windsor think."
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