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Traditional Leeds Butchers Searches for New Owner

Terry’s Star Butchers, a family-run butcher’s shop in Leeds, is for sale, as its owners seek a well-earned retirement.

The business, which is based on 10 Whincover Drive near Farnley, is currently on the market with business broker Hilton Smythe for £42,500.

 Terry Riley, who has owned the shop with his wife Paula since 1988, has been in the meat business since he left school. Originally from Wolverhampton, he made his home in Leeds after getting a management job in a local factory. He started the Butchers shop as a side-line, but its popularity led him to run it full time.

Over the past 30 years, Terry and Paula’s five children have taken turns to help out running Terry’s Star Butchers, however now they have flown the nest, the Rileys have decided they would like to move on to their next adventure, spending time with their nine grandchildren.

Terry Riley said: “I’ve always worked in retail, particularly meat, and I’ve absolutely loved running the shop, but the time has definitely come for me to hang up my apron. We’re a real hub of the community. We’ve expanded into being a convenience store, selling tinned goods, frozen foods and fresh snacks, as well as meat, and this makes us very popular, especially with the school kids at lunch time.

“We were delighted when Hilton Smythe approached us about selling the business. We’d had it up for sale before with another company, but we had no viewings, and we didn’t feel they were doing much for us. Joshil, who looks after our account, has been very good about keeping in contact and letting us know what is happening.

“Terry’s Star Butcher’s has been a very important part of mine and Paula’s lives, but we’re now ready to put our feet up and enjoy our family.”

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