In three decades of business, it’s a store the community could always rely on to be open.
In fact, Cowlersley’s Premier Food & Wine has been closed for just two days in 30 years – and only for family funerals.
Now its owners Jag and Pav Bhullar, are handing over the keys as they prepare to leave the joint venture behind for a new one.
The brothers, aged 48 and 45, have owned the store since they were teens.
But with their second business, school uniform store Bridge Schoolwear in Milnsbridge, the pair have decided its time to say goodbye to the ‘open all hours’ store.
And the good news for the community is that new owner Punjab Jeed-Singh will be further extending the opening hours from 7am to 10pm.
Jag said: “We’re really sad to leave the store behind. It’s been a very difficult decision but it had to be made.
“We have run the store since we left school, nearly three generations.
“We’re determined that the store will remain a community hub.”
Premier Food & Wine has won various awards for its services over the years and has even offered home delivery services to the elderly and housebound.
New owner Punjab says he will be including a paypoint for gas and electricity bills at the store.
Jag added: “We thought it was time for a change and Punjab is someone who was very enthusiastic and has plenty of ideas.
“It will be heartbreaking to leave it behind, but we know the shop’s doors will continue to stay open for everyone.”