The Spar in Montgomery is set to unveil its refurbished interior with a ribbon cutting ceremony following a week of intense work.

The Spar on Broad Street in Montgomery will open its doors to customers and unveil its new interior on Tuesday, November 21.

After taking ownership of the shop in March 2022, husband and wife Adam and Kate Craige wanted to rejuvenate the Spar, having taken ownership of it with the ambition of eventually refurbishing the entire interior.

Following months of planning and preparation, work was carried out over the course of five days. The shop itself was closed to customers for three of those days but Adam and Kate continued to supply residents with goods through a pop-up shop.


On the renovations, Adam said: “It’s turned out better than we could have imagined, and we are both very pleased with how it’s looking.

“We spent 6 to 8 months in the planning stage so it’s a relief to see it all come together and look even better than we thought it would.”

“The floorboards especially are a great addition. They look much smarter than the old flooring and because it’s laid throughout the shop, in every room, it gives a more continuous feel to the space. It’s also improved how everything on the shelves looks now the general display looks much smarter.

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“We are looking forward to welcoming all our regular customers, as well as new ones, to our up to date shop.

“I think it’s very important for rural towns like Montgomery to have a local, reliable shop. It deserves to look fit for purpose and presentable.”

The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 10am, with Montgomery Town Crier Susan Blower invited to officially cut the ribbon on the newly revamped town shop.