Car salesman, 75, to open Nando's on the former site of Brown's car dealership in Loughton

Joe Higgins outside the former Brown's car dealership

Joe Higgins outside the former Brown's car dealership

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East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter - Epping Forest

A 75-year-old who spent his entire working life at a car dealership which closed last year will be the guest of honour at a the opening of the restaurant which has taken over its premises.

Nando’s is one of three businesses filling the former home of Browns of Loughton, in Station Road, which shut its doors in October last year.

Joe Higgins, who worked at the firm for nearly 60 years and has never set foot in a Nando’s branch before, will officially open the restaurant on Wednesday.

He said: “I remember the building being built and it’s very strange to see other businesses in it.
“It would be nice to see more car memorabilia in the restaurant.”

However, the restaurant does have some car-themed interior design, with grills and outdoor furniture carrying images of car parts as a reminder of the building’s heritage.

Mr Higgins added: “I still speak to a few of my Brown’s colleagues.

“I would think we might meet up for a meal here sometime although some of them don’t like a lot of spice.”

Majestic Wine and Topps Tiles are also opening on the site. 

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8:41am Wed 23 Jul 14

ruby newbie says...

I see a spelling mistake .......
I see a spelling mistake ....... ruby newbie
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8:42am Wed 23 Jul 14

ruby newbie says...

hope you correct it
hope you correct it ruby newbie
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11:29am Wed 23 Jul 14

ruby newbie says...

you did wouldn't want him to be doing that to the doors now would we
you did wouldn't want him to be doing that to the doors now would we ruby newbie
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2:06pm Wed 23 Jul 14

jonny mash says...

Every other article on the site has a spelling / grammar mistake. I can only imagine the young journos are using typewriters, bring back Crystal Wild. I'm sure Mr Brown will enjoy his first visit to a chicken shop where there will no doubt be youths sucking chicken bones, licking their fingers before dashing it on the floor.

Bon appetit
Every other article on the site has a spelling / grammar mistake. I can only imagine the young journos are using typewriters, bring back Crystal Wild. I'm sure Mr Brown will enjoy his first visit to a chicken shop where there will no doubt be youths sucking chicken bones, licking their fingers before dashing it on the floor. Bon appetit jonny mash
  • Score: 2

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