After three weeks filled with moving, cutting, sanding, re-glazing, plumbing, decorating, re-stocking and re-pricing, The New Leaf Co-op finally opened its doors to the public yesterday afternoon.
Now every shop shelf, counter and corner (even the bathroom! - you should check the great poem painted all over the wall, we might paint vegetables at some point too) has its stories of 3 weeks of hard work and learning.
So yes, we are excited! But mostly, we are grateful.
To those of you who physically helped with your hands and presence (without you we'd have taken three months to open instead of three weeks!) and to all of you who have encouraged us with your enthusiasm and good wishes.
We haven't had a grand opening because there's few things left to do in order to run as smoothly as we'd like to:
-Get coffee training
-Taking bulk herbs&spices to the shop floor
-Packing down all sorts of nuts
-Getting the peanut butter grinder ready
But we are OPEN indeed!
So you can:
-Refill all your cleaning products
-Buy organic tinned tomatoes for 65p!
-Have a tea or coffee to take away, or in our beautiful mugs while you have a nose around.
-Stock up on as many oats, pulses, grains, rice, dried fruit... as you'd like. Even cheaper if you bring your own container!
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