A petition has been launched to save an independent craft beer and cheese shop in Reading.

The owners of The Grumpy Goat craft beer and cheese shop in Union Street are due to close today [October 28], following instructions from the landlord.

The news has led to an outpouring of sadness among other independent businesses with the landlords being accused of greed.

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However, an online petition has been launched to try and keep the much-loved establishment in the area following an outpour of overwhelming support.

A segment of the online appeal reads: “We cannot stand by while such an integral part of our community is threatened with extinction.

“We urge those in power to reconsider this decision and work towards solutions that will allow The Grumpy Goat to continue serving its loyal customers and enriching our town’s culture.

“The potential closure of this establishment would not only affect its dedicated staff but also have far-reaching impacts on our local economy and social fabric.”

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As it stands, 1,152 signatures have been recorded as part of its 1,500 target.

Labour MP for Reading East, Matt Rodda, said: “The closure will be a huge loss to customers, and it also sets a worrying precedent for independent retailers in our town centre and other local centres across our area.”

To try and save the business, click here to sign the petition.