Rotherham butchers is on the move

Published Thursday, 2nd April 2015
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Shopping in Rotherham next week? Then why not take a 'butchers' at the new premises of one of the town centre's oldest traders?

On Monday April 13, Wray's Butchers will start trading at new premises on Effingham Street in what was the former Ilkeston Co-Op Travel shop.

The family business has been trading in Rotherham for over 50 years, most recently on Upper Millgate, where it has attracted a loyal customer base.

Now, in order to expand the business, the company is moving to 30-32 Effingham Street, where it hopes to continue the trade originally started by Harry Wray, grandfather of the current owner, Chris Taylor.

Commenting on the success of the business Chris Taylor said: "We are very proud to be in Rotherham Town Centre. The supermarkets wiped out many independent butchers but our customers have been extremely loyal and we have worked hard to keep our prices very low without losing our product quality.

"The new location will mean that the company can continue as it always has but the extra space will mean there will be opportunities to offer new products and even better deals.

"The investment in the new shop has been significant and the company is very grateful for the Town Centre Business Development Grant we were allocated from the Council."

Co- director of Wrays Butchers, Deborah Taylor, said: "The support and encouragement we have received from the Retail Investment Team at the Council has been brilliant. They are as passionate as we are about making this work and helping Rotherham Town Centre  become a vibrant and enjoyable place to shop."

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