Thank cod it's fry day - popular Barrow chippy to reopen today

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21 March 2017 9:56AM

A popular fish and chip takeaway will open its doors for the first time in nine months today.

The Olympic Takeaway was closed indefinitely in June last year, but will reopen after going through a lengthy refurbishment.

The shop, on the corner of Buccleuch Street and Manchester Street in Barrow town centre, has been in the Nicolaides family since the 1960s.

Andrew Nicolaides said: "It's been in our family since 1969 when my father opened the business with my uncle.

"They moved here from Liverpool to open the shop and brought the family over.

"We've been operating ever since."

The shop will be run by Mr Nicolaides' brother Nicos, who also runs the Lakeland Continental in Ulverston.

It has gone through a major refurbishment project since it closed suddenly in June.

Mr Nicolaides said: "Over the last decade we have rented it out but when that finished last year we took the time to refurbish.

"The entire interior has been completely gutted and refurbished. It was about time we did it.

"As of tomorrow we'll be open for business."

As well as their new look, Mr Nicolaides promises customers a classic experience.
He said: "We're going to be selling traditional fish and chips with an emphasis on quality and a few twists on the classics over the coming months.

"We'll be sourcing local products. All our pies, sausages and burgers will be coming from Cumbria."

The shop will open its doors at 11am tomorrow.

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