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Two Ryde High Street Stores Closing This Week

Two High Street shops in Ryde are set to close their doors permanently this week.

Diamond Pet Supplies opened for the final today today (Thursday) with owners John and Debbie retiring after seven years at the helm.

The shop, with various people at the helm, has been open for 40 years.

A statement on display in the shop's window states:

"It is with a heavy heart we have decided to call it a day and close the shop this Easter.

"We have had the privilege of running the business for the last seven (years).

"We would like to sincerely thank our loyal customers, many of whom have become friends over the years." 

Meanwhile, Mountain Warehouse — located next door to Diamond Pet Supplies — will shut up shop after trading hours on Saturday (April 30).

Employees of the company confirmed that stock is being transferred to the Newport store, with some workers also taking up roles in the larger premises.

It is not yet known what will happen to either location in the future, but it's understood that at this time neither has new tenants lined up.

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