A welcome new shop as High Street starts to make a come-back
A NEW food shop has opened for business in Langholm.
But, because of the coronavirus pandemic, Brown’s Butchers has decided to only take orders for deliveries at the moment.
The High Street shop, formerly A7 Motorcycles, is owned by David Brown and Amanda Crossan Brown who live in the town.
The shop will sell not only meat but also fruit and vegetables and dried goods.
They include pasta, rice, cereal, herbs and spices, seeds, sugar, flour, pulses, beans, cous cous and quinoa. The shop also sells eggs.
The restricted goods for each order are: pasta 1kg, rice 1kg, red lentils 500g, milk one 2 litre jug; flour 1kg and eggs 12. This list may be added to if other products start to go quickly.
Amanda said: “After careful consideration, we have decided, for the time being, to do orders for delivery only. We won’t open the doors of the shop.
“People can place their orders by phoning or ordering through a Facebook message. The phone number will be put on Facebook and in our shop windows at 10am tomorrow.
“We felt that, with the amount of support and interest we have had over the past few weeks, it was best not to allow queues to form outside the shop and increase the risk to our customers.
“We can take payment by card over the phone or cash on delivery.
“We don’t want to encourage bulk buying, which would leave many folk without what they need, so we will have to set limits on certain items. We will post a list of these before we open as well as a price list.
“This is not what we envisaged when we decided to open our shop so we will be ‘learning on the job’.
“We thank everyone for their patience and understanding, not to mention their overwhelming support.
“We know a lot of people will be disappointed not to get in and have a look around; we were excited to show it off.
“But our genuine desire to protect both staff and customers is our number one priority.
“The shutters will be open so feel free to give us a wave or have a look through the windows.
“Rest assured, we will have our official ‘opening of the doors’ as soon as is reasonably safe.”