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No 22
1st Sept 2021
Cradley Store (previously Pete the Meat.) I wandered down there the other day and stuck my head in the door to see what’s going on. As you know the proposed opening date was missed. This was because the alterations uncovered a lot of unexpected constructional defects that had to be remedied. Due to the Wu flu pandemic there has been a shortage of all sorts of building materials (plus the prices have gone up), this caused further delay. The interior walls have been removed leaving a single shopping area. Half the roof had to be removed and replaced due to it’s derelict condition. It has been completely rewired. Hopefully the structural work will be completed early in September which just leaves the fitting out to do (2/3 weeks work?) I had a long conversation with the new proprietor, one Amandeep Gaduu who seems to be a very intelligent and affable chap. His plans are thus:- Initially he and his wife intend to run the place commuting from his home in Bromsgrove. He will be on the lookout for a part time assistant at some point. He’s hoping to have a grand opening/get to know you party. Opening hours have not been finalised, it depends how things go. Goods to be offered include:- Alcoholic, soft drinks and cigarettes. Newspapers. Groceries, frozen foods and meat. Lottery Possibly offer a Post Office facility. ie Your usual convenience store range. So for a change we are getting a new service into the village instead of losing one. Remember, “Use it or Lose it”. This will be invaluable to those amongst us that no longer have their own transport. Harold Armitage Features Editor (27th August )
Shop on the horizon………
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Cradley Store (previously Pete the Meat.) I wandered down there the other day and stuck my head in the door to see what’s going on. As you know the proposed opening date was missed. This was because the alterations uncovered a lot of unexpected constructional defects that had to be remedied. Due to the Wu flu pandemic there has been a shortage of all sorts of building materials (plus the prices have gone up), this caused further delay. The interior walls have been removed leaving a single shopping area. Half the roof had to be removed and replaced due to it’s derelict condition. It has been completely rewired. Hopefully the structural work will be completed early in September which just leaves the fitting out to do (2/3 weeks work?) I had a long conversation with the new proprietor, one Amandeep Gaduu who seems to be a very intelligent and affable chap. His plans are thus:- Initially he and his wife intend to run the place commuting from his home in Bromsgrove. He will be on the lookout for a part time assistant at some point. He’s hoping to have a grand opening/get to know you party. Opening hours have not been finalised, it depends how things go. Goods to be offered include:- Alcoholic, soft drinks and cigarettes. Newspapers. Groceries, frozen foods and meat. Lottery Possibly offer a Post Office facility. ie Your usual convenience store range. So for a change we are getting a new service into the village instead of losing one. Remember, “Use it or Lose it”. This will be invaluable to those amongst us that no longer have their own transport. Harold Armitage Features Editor (27th August )
Shop on the horizon………