New butcher hoping to be cut above rest

Wellingborough, Jarvis Butcher and Farm Shop, Mrs Jo Jarvis and Mr Dan Jarvis in their new shop ' 'Monday 16th January 2012
Wellingborough, Jarvis Butcher and Farm Shop, Mrs Jo Jarvis and Mr Dan Jarvis in their new shop ' 'Monday 16th January 2012
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Meat is back on the menu as a popular town centre butchers has been reopened under new management.

Jarvis Butchers in Gloucester Place, Wellingborough, reopened last week afetr being closed for about six months.

But the business is being kept in the family as the new manager is the brother of the previous occupant.

Manager Daniel Jarvis, of Corby, who is the third butcher to run the shop in the space of a year, said he is here to stay.

He said: “I am really glad to be here. There has been a lot of interest from customers and people are very pleased to see a proper butchers in Wellingborough again.

“Our catchphrase is that we offer real value from a real butcher.”

Jarvis Butchers is now open six days a week. The shop specialises in quality fresh meat and vegetables.

The reopening of the traditional butchers shop has been welcomed by nearby traders in Market Street.

Dean Brown, who runs Essential Sport in Market Street, said: “It’s great to see another independent opening.

“I really hope the public support it.”

Joanna Chapman from the Wellingborough Business Improvement District also welcomed the news.

She said: “A traditional butcher is a great asset for Wellingborough.

“It is something that we don’t already have, and I know how much people want a butchers there.

“It is the same family as the previous butchers, and I know he’s here to stay.”

Another new arrival is also set to bolster business in Market Street this month.

The county’s air ambulance is set to open its first charity shop selling furniture in the former Disabled 2 Able store.

For more details about collection for donations for the shop, or to find out more about volunteering for the charity call 0116 2714830.