A Nisa forecourt store in West Yorkshire has reopened following a five-month redevelopment project.
Crown Services in Brighouse officially opened its doors last Friday after being closed since September to allow a smaller shop to be demolished and the whole site re-developed.
The new store features a much larger product range, fresh produce, a Costa Coffee unit, and a soon-to-be-introduced hot food-to-go range.
Husband and wife team Salim and Mumta Patel bought the site 20 years ago. The Shell forecourt is a few minutes from the M62 corridor and attracts passing trade as well as regular local customers.
The couple were involved with every step of the new build, from handpicking the floor tiles to designing the signage for the food to go area.
Mumta explained: “This is not just a store, it is our livelihood. We have worked so hard to get where we are and this is like a dream come true.
“This is our store and everything in it is bespoke. This was a really major step for us. We had to develop or sell up and we wanted to make it work for us so that we could stay and continue our business.”
Salim added: “The people of Brighouse have been really supportive. We know our customers by name and it really is like a family. We have customers who we have known since they were babies and who are now coming in as grown-ups. The comments we have received over the first few days since we opened have been wonderful. It really is unrecognisable from what it was originally.”