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Plucky Pendle bargain hunters brave blizzard for £5 chickens
SNOW and icy winds were not enough to keep these plucky bargain hunters from scooping a cheap deal.
The queuing customers braved heavy snow showers and freezing temperatures to get their hands on special offers, including five chickens for £5, at the opening of a new halal butchers.
They were queueing around the block at the Pendle Halal Meat and Poultry Centre when the mayor of Pendle, Coun Asjad Mahmood, cut the ribbon to open the new business at midday yesterday.
The shop has opened in the same location as the former Joseph R Mellin butcher’s, on the corner of Every Street and Pendle Street in Nelson. Dozens of people were keen to make the most of the special offers, including five chickens for £4.99.
Part-owner Nadeem Qasim, who runs the business with Zamir Zain, said they had been delighted with the response.
He said: “We had a great turnout and it was brilliant to see so many people here. We’ve been overwhelmed by the response. There was a butcher’s here before we arrived and now we have opened in the same location and hopefully we can be here for a long time.”
It is the second halal butcher’s run by Nadeem and Zamir, who also operate Madani Halal Meat and Poultry Centre from Nelson Market.
Coun Mahmood said: “I was pleased to see so many people at the opening and it is great to be able to support local businesses.
“There was a family run butcher’s at that location for a number of years and now there is another family run butcher’s in its place, which is great.
“It is being run by local people in the heart of the community and it is great news for Nelson.”