Customers shock as popular food store suddenly shuts after more than 50 years

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 6 Oct 2017

A popular food traders has unexpectedly closed down, with its manageress stating that it was an "impossible task" to continue.

Adeli of Beverley has been a mainstay of Wednesday Market for more than half a century, where it was run by three different generations of the Jack family until December 2015. They retired nearly two years ago and handed over their aprons to current owner, Nicky Kelly.

As an independent family business, the deli was well known for its sandwiches and food hampers, while it also did outside catering jobs and buffets.

But on Friday morning the shop took to Twitter to announce it would not be opening and that Thursday had been its last day of trading.

Adeli of Beverley has been a fixture on Wednesday Market for more than 50 years.

Colin Edwards

"Sad to say that yesterday was our final day of trading," the tweet said. "Well, in our current format at least. Thank you to everyone who has supported us."

The surprise announcement was mourned by shoppers and townspeople, many of whom offered messages of support and praise.

Gary Horrocks said: "SAD, as you one of the only purveyors of local Yorkshire food in the area. So soon after the Food Festival! Disgusts me."

Hannah Robertson said: "Such a shame, you were a real asset to Wednesday Market and the town."

In response to one supportive tweet, the shop said: "Thank you, wish we could continue, but it's an impossible task."

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