An Isle of Wight village has marked the beginning of a new era as its historic shop moves to a "bigger and better" home, under new ownership.

Brothers Pranay and Nick Patel have taken over Vic's Stores in Nettlestone.

Formerly a Londis, the shop has opened as a Nisa Local and has moved across the road into the former Roadside Inn pub.

The Patels have taken the reigns from husband and wife Charles and Linda Brading, who announced they were retiring earlier this month.

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Charles, who has been employed at the shop since he was 14, took over the family business, alongside Linda, in 1990.

It was first established by his parents, Vic and Jean Brading in 1960.

But it is not a final farewell to the pair. Charles and Linda will continue working flexibly at the store and as a nod to the family, the shop will continue to be called Vic's Stores.

Isle of Wight County Press: Nick and the ribbon to the new store.Nick and the ribbon to the new store. (Image: IWCP)

Speaking to the County Press previously, Pranay said: “We’re really excited to be working with the community on this because I know how much it means to them.”

As a Nisa Local, the shop will continue to stock everything that customers have come to expect from the old store but boasts a bigger premises and a larger range of products.

Vic’s will also offer a frozen range of food by brand Cooks, a Tango Ice Blast machine and the addition of PerfectDraft kegs – with the store becoming one of the company’s official partners on the Island.

The ribbon was cut on the new store this morning (Friday).

The shop's closing time has been extended to 9pm, with an opening time of 6am every day.