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Stalybridge butchers reopens 14 weeks after car "ploughs into" premises

A Stalybridge butchers will be reopening this weekend after a car ploughed into the premises in February of this year.

Boult's Butchers, located on Melbourne Street, will officially reopen at 9am on Saturday 18 May.

The reopening comes 14 weeks after a red Suzuki Swift smashed through the back wall of the building on February 12, resulting in damage to the rear of the shop.

Due to the butchers being closed at the time, no staff or customers were involved and the driver managed to escape unharmed.

"The damage was unreal," owner John Boult said.

"As devastating as it was, we were just thankful nobody was injured, including the driver. It's a massive relief to be reopening again, I've not had this much time off in my life - it's been really strange."

He added that there has been an "incredible amount" of work carried out - with a full new floor, new ceiling, new electrics and plumbing, replaced refrigeration and a wall needing rebuilding.

The shop, which first opened in October 2018, will be returning to its usual hours of 8am - 4pm Tuesday to Saturday, with some new exciting plans on the way.



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