Mayor opens family’s second shop in Sudbury

The Patel family has opened a new conveniance shop in North Street, replacing the former North Street News. Sudbury mayor Sue Ayres officially opened the shop. Picture by Joe Fairs ANL-161117-163543001
The Patel family has opened a new conveniance shop in North Street, replacing the former North Street News. Sudbury mayor Sue Ayres officially opened the shop. Picture by Joe Fairs ANL-161117-163543001

The Patel family has opened a new convenience shop in Sudbury, with town mayor Sue Ayres carrying out the official opening duties.

Formerly called North Street News, the store - part of the Premier Stores chain - is called North Street Convenience Store.

The Patel family has opened a new conveniance shop in North Street, replacing the former North Street News. Sudbury mayor Sue Ayres officially opened the shop. Picture by Joe Fairs ANL-161117-163610001

The Patel family has opened a new conveniance shop in North Street, replacing the former North Street News. Sudbury mayor Sue Ayres officially opened the shop. Picture by Joe Fairs ANL-161117-163610001

The shop is being run by brothers Manish and Satish Patel.

The family already runs the Strawberry Too store in Tudor Road, Sudbury.

Manish said: “Since we opened we have had a good response from residents who are happy to have a shop that end of town.”

He said the next move would to extend the Tudor Road shop, which was originally delayed by the second store’s opening.

The Patel family has opened a new conveniance shop in North Street, replacing the former North Street News. Sudbury mayor Sue Ayres officially opened the shop. Picture by Joe Fairs ANL-161117-163556001

The Patel family has opened a new conveniance shop in North Street, replacing the former North Street News. Sudbury mayor Sue Ayres officially opened the shop. Picture by Joe Fairs ANL-161117-163556001

Planning permission has already been given.

The family have run the store for more than 10 years, putting their success down to being nice to people and friendly with the customers.

Manish and his wife live above the Tudor Road shop, with their children going to schools in the town, while his brother Satish lives in Essex.