E-cig and Gadgets secures new premises on Yorkshire Street

Date published: 11 February 2021

The E-cig and Gadgets shop has found a new home at 13 Yorkshire Street after the closure of the Wheatsheaf Shopping Centre.

The business began from a wheelbarrow in the Wheatsheaf Shopping Centre in 2009, and can now be found opposite the Halifax. Building Society. 

The Wheatsheaf closed in November 2020 - announcing it would not reopen after the lockdown in place at the time.

Ray Ali, who owns the shop, said: “I was very sad to leave the Wheatsheaf after all this time.  I just want to thank all the customers for their amazing support; it’s because of them, we are here now.

“I also wanted to thank Mark Foxley [former Wheatsheaf Centre Manager] and Paul Ambrose from the Rochdale BID for helping us to relocate.”

In addition to selling e-cigarettes and other gadgets, the shop also sells several essential items, including eggs from Peter Jordan, now located in the former Paul’s Fruit and Veg stand in the former market in the Exchange.

Ray added: “We have been working with our [former] neighbour Peter Jordan for a while and I’m glad to say we will continue to sell his eggs from our shop. We also have other essentials so we can stay open to the public, all Covid-19 measurements are in place and we ask customers to maintain these measures.”

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