A classic Penarth landmark store – the Chris Capus seed merchant’s and pet-food shop in Glebe St – is to close for the last time this Saturday (August 1st 2015).
The shop and the first floor accommodation (which has planning permission for two small apartments) has been sold through estate agents Peter Alan by Mr John Gough and his business partner.
Mr Gough runs the Fourway newsagents immediately across the road in Glebe St and became involved in Chris Capus 10 years ago when he rescued it from imminent closure .
He says there is still a steady demand for the products supplied by the shop but its understood that, under the new ownership, it will not be re-opening in the same line of business and the familiar “Chris Capus” name will go.
The vintage shop – with its classic budgerigar-seed adverts – is little changed since it was first established many years ago. It has been such a distinctive part of the scene in Glebe Street it has been the subject of many photographs and paintings and even appeared on Christmas cards. It was built between 1851 and 1861.,
Mr Gough will continue to run Fourways the well-known newsagents in Glebe St . As previously reported on PDN his son James Gough and business-partner Lloyd Howell have recently acquired the popular Spar store at Brockhill Rise, Penarth.