A FAMILY has taken over the running of West Dean village stores – with high hopes for the little shop.
Sally Pearmaine, who lives in West Dean with her husband Brodie and daughter Alice, will be managing the store.
“We have changed the layout of the store a bit more,” said Mr Pearmaine, who helped to get the shop ready over the summer holidays.
“We want to bring people into the tea room. I think Sally will bring the enthusiasm. She has worked in pubs for more than 20 years.
“The problem will be people getting out of the shop!
“The atmosphere of the shop is going to be great fun and the tea room is looking really good.”
The store is right next to Centurian Way, so the new managers hope to continue attracting cyclists and walkers.
Mrs Pearmaine used to work in the shop when the former owners Tony and Jean Budd ran the store, before they handed it to their son-in-law Neil Careswell.
The store officially reopened last Friday.