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Valli Opticians opened a new flagship store in Hebden Bridge only last June 2015. But like the majority of businesses locally, they were devastated by the Boxing Day floods. However, typifying the spirit of the people of Hebden Bridge, the owners have not let this keep them down and are positive about the future.
The multiple award winning family-run opticians was established by Moin and Rachel Valli and has other branches across the North of England.
Mr Valli said: “We were delighted with the refurbishment the first time round but the flood damage and closure has actually given us a second bite at the cherry, so the things we were not 100% happy with have been improved. When we reopen we will be better than ever especially with the investment we have made in even more technology. The whole place will have a much bigger wow factor”.
Albert Tucker, Mrs Valli’s grandfather, had a decorators business in Hebden Bridge after WWII, so Mr Valli believes the store has a belonging in Hebden Bridge and the area has a homely feeling.
Mr Valli said: “We are a bit like the people of Yorkshire in that we embrace traditional values and are big supporters of shopping locally. The personal touch is vital and we go that extra mile to make sure our customers leave happy”.