Business

New Shops opening soon.

Are you looking for somewhere on Sharrow Vale Road to get one of your five (fruit and veg) a day? Well look no further!! At the new greengrocers, Sharrow Marrow, you will be able to find 3 of your 5 a day.
'Made by Jonty' is the exciting new cafe/deli opening on Sharrow Vale Road mid April. It will be owned and run by 36 year old Jonty Cork. Jonty is Sheffield born and bred; a Bents Green boy. Jonty has vast experience in catering having previously worked as a chef at the Wine Bar and head chef at Silver Smith.
The new cafe will be open Monday to Saturday 8am till 6pm. At Made by Jonty you will find a whole host of food, but their speciality will be salads. Salads made fresh in front of your very eyes by passionate chefs. You will be able to pick out all the ingredients to make the salad of your dreams. The deli will also serve cakes and buns for that added little treat. It will be a personal little deli, with food made and served by people passionate about good food.
Also coming soon is a new art shop on Sharrow Vale Road. The owner will be selling art from local artists such as Joe Scarborough. As well as displaying their art local artists will sometimes on hand to talk about their pieces.

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An end of an era: Vale Hardware

'Vale Hardware' on Sharrow Vale road closed its doors in November 2009 after more than 40 years trading. Claire Fletcher spoke to Craig Turley about one of the street's best known characters, his mum, Edith Turley and the shop she ran for most of his life.
"This place has probably been a hardware shop since the premises were first built, around the 1900s." says owner Craig. "The shop was always intended to be a community shop, a place for families living around the Sharrow Vale area". It was always packed to the rafters with bits and bobs, ranging from screws, screwdrivers and light bulbs to crockery and toilet roll.
Edith had worked in the retail industry for most of her life and enjoyed it because of all the opportunities she had to meet new people. After the birth of Craig she wanted to carry on working, to support her family, while still being able to care for her son. Edith who originally lived in Gleadless moved to work in the hardware shop and took over management in 1966 from the then owner Harry Walker.
After a number of years working at the Vale hardware Edith's husband sadly died in 1970. After his death Edith continued to work in the shop. In 1974 Edith bought the property and it became the home and business of the Turley family. Edith and her family lived in the house (above and behind the front room shop) from 1966 to 1984.
Sadly Edith fell ill and passed away in May 2009 at the age of 78. The shop was then run by Craig until it closed. It had always been a family run and owned business.