The owner of a kebab van who’s had a history of trading in the town for 23 years has moved to a new location in Reading.

The well known kebab van Mo’s Kebabs, which was previously in Church Street, has now moved to Richfield Avenue.

The van’s owner, Muhammet Alpar, said he had to move his van from its original location in Caversham due to a change in land ownership.

It was closed on Sunday, March 27, with it first being open in that location on August, 20, 1998 - a marathon 23 years and seven months.

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It is understood the van was located in another place prior to that.

Mo's Kebab van opened in its new location near Mammoth Self Storage and Genting Casino last Friday (May 13).

The van has become famous among Reading residents for the kebabs, wraps and burgers it serves. 

Mr Alpar wants to operate the van as it did in Caversham, and has therefore applied to sell food and cold drinks from 11pm to 1am Sunday to Thursday, and 11pm to 3am on Fridays and Saturdays.

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The licence application has to have the consent of the council’s licensing team.

You can have your say about this by emailing the licensing team.

Mr Alpar recently acquired a  brick and mortar takeaway in Prospect Street, Caversham, which used to be called the Bodrum Grill.

Pizza and piri piri chicken is sold from there, along with the kebabs, wraps and burgers Mo's Kebabs is known for. 

He took control of the takeaway on Tuesday, March 29.