A popular butchers in Coventry city centre has rolled down its shutters for the final time – and CoventryLive readers have been left heartbroken.
The news that Walter Smith butchers had closed broke this week, ending its 35-year plus presence in the city.
The butchers, located in the Bull Yard, closed on December 28, along with two others in the Midlands chain – Denby and West Bromwich.
A post on the Walter Smith Facebook page read: “We are very sad to announce the closure of our Denby, West Bromwich and Coventry shops.
“Thank you so much to all of our loyal customers for your support over the years.
“We look forward to seeing you in one of our remaining 11 shops and wish you all a very happy and healthy 2020.”
You can see what people had to say about the news below.
What you had to say…
Kelly Harding said: “A shame. Good service and great prices.”
Hardeep Sihota said: “Supermarkets have gradually killed the high street stores with cheaper prices and late night or 24 hour openings.”
Mel Jones said: “Oh no I buy from here and I used to go here with my mum and my nan my nan is no longer with use and it always bringed back memories when I go in there so sad to see yet anther good shop going.”
David Price said: “Anyone know where to buy a good pork pie now?”
Lorraine Pritchard said: “Arh the lovely friendly staff had worked there years! All the best to them.”
Anna-kenine Adams said: “When my boys was younger and we would go town the boys always went there to get what they would call a big fat man sandwich always got a good deal there and lovely staff.”
Alison Broomfield said: “I’m sadly not surprised due to not many shoppers in the city centre & online shopping. could see this happening years ago.”
Karen Ward said: “What a shame lovely butchers.”
Amanpal Sangha said: “Sad times but all good and great things come to an end loved the meat.”
Amanda Lovett said: “Gutted. My favourite pork pies.”
Lee Brock said: “That’s what happens when not enough people use the shop. We can’t all moan about it closing when people didn’t shop there. And from what I’ve heard from someone who worked there, the whole business is becoming a bit short on profits.”
Janet Thompson said: “I wondered why it wasn’t open Saturday afternoon. Seemed strange.”