Calling it a day after 14 years

Ann Miller, on the right, who is retiring as owner of the Green Grocer in Inverurie, with staff members.
Ann Miller, on the right, who is retiring as owner of the Green Grocer in Inverurie, with staff members.

INVERURIE’s “green” grocer is retiring after 14 years at the helm of the small corner shop.

Ann Millar is calling it a day as owner of the Green Grocer, in the town’s West High Street.

The shop, which specialises in organic, wholefood and special dietary products, has just gone on the market.

Mrs Millar, 74, along with manageress Sue Wainman and assistant Beatrice Graham, has provided the personal touch for customers from near and far.

Mrs Millar said she felt the time was right to bow out. She explained: “This small corner shop has provided a very personal service to our loyal clientele over the last 14 years. for which I, as owner, am extremely grateful.

“I am hoping there will be one or two people who will be interested in taking oveer this unique shop as a going concern, failing which it will be sold with vacant possession.”

Mrs Millar, who lives in Inverurie, added that she had always intended that the shop would be “something different.”

She said: “I have tried to emphasise the ethos of the shop through fair trade, organic products, refilling and recycling where possible, and dressing the windows with environmental messages about ‘green’ issues.

“I would like to thank all our customers for making the Green Grocer such a success over the years.”