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Much loved Surbiton newsagents closes after 39 years

Vincents, on Brighton Road, was opened by the Patel family in 1979. They have recently taken the tough decision to close the newsagent due to ongoing health problems.

Pradip Patel and wife Gita, who also live in Surbiton, formally closed their doors on December 29, 2018.

In their 39 years, they have seen many customers come and go, many developments and changes to the high street and raised two generations whilst running the business.

Mr Patel has managed the shop with his mother Sulochena, 87, father Jash, 90, wife Gita, 60, and their children, Vipula, 36, and Kalpen, 37. They chose Surbiton as it is a lovely area and neighbourhood, but above all, it seemed like a promising place to own a business.

Their daughter Vipula grew up with the shop and still lives next door, she said that while it’s sad that it’s closing, it’s a good thing.


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