Narborough shop back in business five-years after closing down
Residents have been celebrating the return of a village shop this week due to new owners taking over the premises.
Narborough’s village shop on Meadow Close Road is back in business having been closed for the last five-years.
The shop will now be run by Paul and Robert Ellis, who are welcoming new and old shoppers to the refurbished store.
It will be open seven-days-a-week and will stock all household essentials according to Mr Ellis.
He added: “We are absolutely thrilled to see the shop reopen and help serve our local community.”
Breckland district councillor Peter Wilkinson, whose ward incorporates the village, said he had worked hard to keep a covenant on the property in the face of discussions to turn the building into flats.
Mr Wilkinson said: “I am delighted that Narborough now has a fully operating shop back in the heart of the community.
“As the ward member for the area I was keen to see the shop return rather than remain closed or be turned into housing, so I’m pleased that there are now new owners in place and the council’s officers have helped them establish the business.
“I wish the new owners every success and look forward to seeing the business develop over the coming weeks and months.”
The store owners are exploring plans which will enable residents to order their shopping online.
And the shop will be open from 7am to 7pm Monday to Friday in addition to operating at the weekend.
The opening times for the weekend have not been confirmed.
Breckland chairwoman councillor Lynda Turner agreed to cut the ribbon for the opening of the store on Tuesday.
Posting on social media, she said: “Delighted to open Narborough village store bringing a local, much needed facility back into use.”