Customers in tears as popular Longwell Green shop announces closure

Popular Longwell Green store Newspacket is closing on Saturday (2nd February).

The busy convenience shop and newsagent in Watsons Road has been run by Derrick Houldsworth and Antony Grieve for 22 years.

They say they have not been able to get their lease renewed and are devastated to be losing their home and business. The couple live above the shop and say they will have to find somewhere else to live by April.

Derrick said that some customers have been in tears after hearing the news at the weekend and it has been an emotionally draining time for him and Antony.

A closing down saleĀ is taking place this week and a notice on the door of the shop thanks customers for their custom and support over the years. The couple say they are leaving with the fondest memories of their time there.