MIDLANDS greengrocer Joe Richards has closed his branch on Solihull High Street.
It was announced earlier in the year that the popular firm would be leaving the town centre and now, at last, the shop has closed.
The news will come as a blow to those who have complained about the lack of smaller companies still trading on the High Street.
Resident Don Bargery said: “It’s a real shame, because we have already lost so many businesses like this and there are very few independent traders left on the High Street.”
Those shoppers who prefer to buy fruit and veg the old-fashioned way now hope that another greengrocers opens in the town centre.
Seven Joe Richards outlets remain across the West Midlands. The bulk are in Coventry, although there is also a store on the Coventry Road, Sheldon.