A POPULAR chip shop has been taken over by new management.

Servet Tasdemir has introduced new dishes and hopes shoppers will support The Chippery restaurant in Corporation Street in Blackburn.

He said: “The Chippery has always been popular within the town centre and we now have a range of dishes on the menu alongside the traditional favourites people are used too.

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“There is ample space for anyone wanting to eat in and I would particularly like to encourage families to visit.

"We have some great offers that will appeal to people of all tastes.”

As well as fajitas, burgers and baked potatoes the restaurant also has desserts and omelettes on the menu.

Servet who is known as Savo to his friends, added: “We have a great choice at the restaurant and are open from 10.30am until 8pm from Mondays to Saturdays.

“With the longer hours we are hoping to attract those going for a late breakfast or those on their way home late after work. So far the opening hours are working well for us.

“People will be also glad to know we have removed the extra 20 pence charge for anyone wanting to eat inside.

"The prices are same now whether you want your food served inside or take it way.

“We have also got a special menu and rates for OAP’s.

“Of course the fish and chips remain our most popular choice with customers.”

Savo said The Chippery remains an institution in the town.

He said: “Within the town centre itself there is actually nothing like the Chippery.

"We want to keep providing a high quality service to the visitors of the centre.

“People are really proud of landmarks like this and I want to make sure it stays here.

“Blackburn Town centre has undergone a bit of transformation but I think shoppers still want something that was always a part of the old centre. And I think the Chippery is just that.”

The Chippery is based near to the former Lloyds TSB site.

In June it was announced the The Bees Knees franchise will revamp the building in Lord Street West, into a two-storey sport and music venue.

Cosmetic changes have already begun to the building with the bar creating between 15 and 20 jobs.

The bar will focus on live sport.