Mas Beg, the long-time owner of Wanstead pet shop Heads ‘n’ Tails, has decided to retire after 24 years running the much-treasured institution.
The premises is to let, and Mas hopes that a new owner will want to continue running the shop in a similar vein to the way he has for the past two-and-a-half decades. Though he stopped selling birds, fish and other pets last year, the shop is highly valued by Wanstead pet owners. It sells a huge amount of pet supplies, plants and household goods, and for many years it also seemed like one of the only shops on the High Street which sold anything useful.
Mas told Wansteadium the only reason for him deciding to leave was that it was time to retire, and that he would miss his legion of faithful customers. He was chosen by the Wanstead Society as Shopkeeper of the Year in 2010.
Mas, on behalf of the people of Wanstead, we thank you for your cheerful service.