Takeaway to finally open after five-year wait

The new 'Thindian' takeaway in Chapel Brow, Leyland
The new 'Thindian' takeaway in Chapel Brow, Leyland

Leyland town centre’s most-anticipated takeaway is finally set to open next week – after a five-year wait.

The former Shadh takeaway on Chapel Brow was demolished in December 2012 after being boarded up since July 2009, when a sewer collapsed below it.

Now, the manager of the new takeaway, which will be called Thindian Food To Go, has revealed it will open its doors this coming Monday, May 19.

Shiraz Miah, who took over the company three years ago when insurance negotiations were still ongoing, said: “I’m so glad this is finally happening.

“It has been a long time coming, there have been so many obstacles.”

The idea behind the new venture is to create healthy-option Indian cuisine – which is where the innovative name came from.

“I really hope the people of Leyland like this,” Mr Miah added.

“There is no added food colouring and we use oils instead of ghee.

“It might be a hard sell because people are used to seeing really colourful Indian food.

“But hopefully people will understand what we’re trying to do. We’re trying to make the food as healthy as possible, and I hope people welcome that. It’s a bit different.”

The new build also includes office space upstairs.