A butcher’s shop that has been trading in Netherfield since the 1960s will close its doors for the final time at the end of the month.
Robinson’s Butchers has been selling meat to people in the town since 1964.
A sign has now appeared on the shop front explaining the reasons for the butchers closing, with the last day being Saturday, June 30.
The owner of the butcher shop, Mick Robinson, has said that supermarket prices were to blame for having to take the decision to close the business.
On the notice in the window to customers, he wrote: ” We have been beaten at last by the mighty supermarket chains, which unfortunately the majority of our former customers now prefer to use”
“Every one of us [working at the shop] are master butchers, which you don’t find anymore, but we find ourselves not wanted in the modern world.
“We now are within a mile of four or five of the supermarket giants.”
Despite the closure of the butcher side of the business, the popular takeaway food outlet based at the site will continue to trade.
The statement continued: “Karl, my son, will carry on the name in Netherfield with his takeaway foods and will be expanding the range on offer. Karl will also be growing his outside catering business which includes his mouthwatering hog roasts, which he is excellent at.”
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