New Llangollen shop talk of the town


Kirstie Dolphin

A YOUNG entrepreneur who sold newspapers from her car boot has made the headlines with the opening of her new shop.

Rebekah Gilmour, aged 20, from Garth near Llangollen, has opened her own shop, Finley's Sandwich Bar, Newsagents and General Store on Abbey Road.

Rebekah opened with three members of staff after renovating the premises formerly known as Riverside Newsagents.

She said: “When I got the keys it needed a lot doing to it.
“While renovating the building, I sold newspapers out of the boot of my small Fiat 500.

“I kept the newspapers on sale for the locals as quite a lot of older people come and get it from here and I didn’t want them to lose that.”

Rebekah became a hit with customers as she sold the newspaper in the pouring rain.

She added: “It was probably the worst week with all the bad weather we had.

“I put all the back seats down in the car and had the papers in there with all the orders.”

Rebekah, named the sandwich bar Finley after her seven month old Bichon Frise puppy.

Rebekah moved to Garth from Widnes last June and worked for Marks and Spencer for the last four years.

“My auntie had a sandwich bar in Widnes and I enjoyed working their on the weekends, it was fun.

“I came to Llangollen to visit my parents and I loved being here so took the chance to move here.

“My parents bought the building and the opportunity came up, so I rent it off them.”

Finley's Sandwich Bar, Newsagents and General Store sells freshly prepared sandwiches, baked goods and coffees including the usual newsagents items - including your weekly copy of the Free Press.

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