MyMarlow recently shared a photo on social media confirming the imminent arrival of a fruit and veg shop on Spittal Street, where Tinc used to be. There was a huge positive response, so it was with great pleasure that today me met up with the owners.
They are Muhammet Farhi and Muhammet Karahan, who have run a similar shop in Barnes, South West London for 4 years. The pair first came to Marlow as tourists, felt the town had a similar community vibe as their existing store, and set about looking for a location to set up.
They will be selling fruit and vegetables, dry fruit, nuts and other grocery products.
Tamra Booth, Managing Director of Sorbon Estates, who own the site told us: “We are long term investors in Marlow and a key priority for us is to ensure a sustainable mix of retailers that serves the needs of the local community, maintains the character of the town and ensure Marlow retains its appeal in years to come. Marlow Green more than meets all of this criteria. Not only is a local greengrocer a cornerstone of British retail heritage, but it also underpins the sense of community that keeps Marlow’s retail offer a success when many high streets across the country are struggling under the threat of e-commerce. We are really pleased to welcome them to Spittal Street and look forward to shopping with them from Tuesday.”
The shop is expected to open this coming Tuesday 19th March, and we look forward to checking it out. Wishing them every success, and we are sure Marlow residents will welcome the new shop and give their support!