Conversion work is now well under way on changing the well-known independent town-centre newsagents Fourways into a Spar convenience store.
Fourways proprietor John Gough closed the shop for the last time on March 11th as he stepped down from running the business, which has now been taken over by his son James and his business-partner Lloyd Howell.
The shop is due to re-open under the branding of the Spar chain on March 24th and will retain the newspaper sales – and newspaper deliveries, which are continuing uninterrupted during the change-over period under John Gough’s personal supervision .
His son James Gough is a familiar figure to Fourways customers as he was often to be seen working at the Glebe St shop before he began running his own business. He and Lloyd already own the Spar store at Lavernock and James also has another Spar store in Barry
The Fourways shop has the distinction of being amongst the premises in Penarth which were badly damaged when bombed by the Luftwaffe during WW2.
John Gough says in a note to customers pasted on the window “I thank you all for your custom at Fourways News over the years and sincerely hope you continue to stay with, embrace the change and the well-needed shop refit.”