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I’ll have two lightbulbs and a hamster please - Wanstead pet shop expands into DIY sales

15:57 04 January 2013

Owner Mas Beg and manager Trevor Spicer outside the shop.

Owner Mas Beg and manager Trevor Spicer outside the shop.

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Wanstead residents can take care of their DIY and pet needs in one go now after the expansion of the Heads ‘N’ Tails store in High Street.

The pet shop has moved from its former home to a larger space next door and it will now stock hardware, household and kitchenware items.

Manager Trevor Spicer and owner Mas Beg, named shopkeeper of the year by the Wanstead Society in 2010, got the keys to their new premises just before Christmas.

After fitting it out, it is now open for business with an official launch likely to be held next weekend.

Mr Spicer said the shop was looking to take advantage of a gap in the market following the departure of Woolworths and a builders’ merchants from the area.

He said: “Customers used to come in [to the old shop] for other bits and pieces, nails and screws.

“We did a little bit in the old shop, but now we can do a lot more.

“It’s marvellous, it’s gone down well with the locals, they’ve been waiting as long as us for us to go in there.”

The shop stocks a range of pets, including rabbits, hamsters and birds, as well as pet supplies.

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