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Pet shop firm closes after 51 years

PUBLISHED: 17:00 06 January 2020 | UPDATED: 09:17 07 January 2020

The property, formerly Goodson Bros pet superstore in Magdalen Road, now for sale. Pic: Arnolds Keys

The property, formerly Goodson Bros pet superstore in Magdalen Road, now for sale. Pic: Arnolds Keys

A family-run pet store which has been open in Norwich for more than half a century has closed after the brothers who owned it retired.

The property, formerly Goodson Bros pet superstore in Magdalen Road, now for sale. Pic: Arnolds KeysThe property, formerly Goodson Bros pet superstore in Magdalen Road, now for sale. Pic: Arnolds Keys

Roger and Michael Goodson, who ran Goodson Bros pet superstore in Magdalen Road, closed up well before Christmas and put the building up for sale.

They opened the shop in 1968 and when they posted on Facebook their decision to close, they received dozens of comments from customers who'd enjoyed shopping there over the years.

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With the nature of pet shop businesses changing, and regulations making it less easy to sell live animals and competition on prices from large stores like Pets at Home and online suppliers, few independent pet shops remain in Norwich.

The property, a two storey corner terrace building with a ground floor retail unit, is for sale with Arnolds Keys.


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