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Family-run shop reopens after devastating fire two years ago

PUBLISHED: 11:14 17 May 2016 | UPDATED: 11:14 17 May 2016

The store's reopening last week. Photo Credit: Keith Larby/AK Photos

The store's reopening last week. Photo Credit: Keith Larby/AK Photos

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The shop reopened last week

A local family-run office supplies shop officially reopened its new-look store last week, after a fire two years ago.

Cut Price Cartridges on Chislehurst Road, Orpington suffered substantial damage in the blaze in November 2014, as the fire ripped through the shop, office and the flat upstairs.

But after working for vacant premises, the shop is now trading under its former name and Tangent Office Resources, to appeal to residential and commercial customers.

The shop reopened its doors on May 13, with MP Jo Johnson joined by the new mayor of Bromley, Ian Payne.

Shop owner Chandra Sharma’s 13-year-old daughter, Jaya, helped to cut the ribbon, as she did ten years ago when the shop originally opened.

Jo Johnson MP said: “Tangent Office Resources is a fantastic local business that has now been located in Orpington for over ten years.

I know that the aftermath of the fire, which caused the shop’s temporary closure, was a difficult period for everyone involved, and it was great to be invited by Mr Sharma to take part in the relaunch.”

Mr Sharma said: “We are proud to be part of the community of Orpington and are deeply honoured to be supported by Jo Johnson MP and both the outgoing mayor Kim Botting and newly elected mayor Ian Payne.

“We hope to continue to serve the residential and business community of Orpington and the Borough of Bromley for many years to come.”

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