8:50am Friday 23rd March 2012
A Winchester shop which caters for the elderly is officially open for business.
MP Steve Brine cut the ribbon at Carver Care in Stoney Lane, Weeke, on Friday, March 16.
The shop is owned by William and Maggie Carver, of Christchurch Road, Winchester, who have had previous success with the business over the past 18 years in Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
The shops has actually been trading since October 2011 but Mr Carver, managing director said they were happy to open a shop close to home.
He said: “The exciting decision to open in our home city of Winchester was based both on the very attractive demographics and also the current lack of local outlets.”
Mrs Carver added: “We are delighted to open up here in Winchester. It has taken us years to find a suitable location with, critically, disabled parking available. “We have received a tremendous welcome and are very much looking forward to serving the local community.”
The shop offers a range of products including mobility scooters, walking sticks and furniture and smaller items such as socks, shoes and cooking equipment.
Mr Brine added: “This is a delightful shop and it was great to see so many people here today for the grand opening. I am sure that William and Maggie will be really happy in this fresh, vibrant shopping area, and their business will go from strength to strength.”
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