A NEW shop has opened in the city promising the essence of Eastern Europe. 

The Little Poland supermarket is located on Milford Street and takes over a large retail space which had been empty for some time.

Owner Przemek Janas runs the new shop with his wife Aga.

For the last two years, they managed a small shop selling Polish products in Winchester Street and still have a shop in Gillingham. 

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Przemek said: "This is a much better location for us. When we took over the shop in Winchester Street, we started looking for a bigger space. The Polish community knew we were there but we wanted a shop for all. "

Przemek said the name of the shop Little Poland was a play on the word Great Britain. 

He said: "The message is we are not so great and big but still we have much to offer people."

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The supermarket brings a flavour of Poland with its Eastern European products and already has a dedicated Polish customer basis but the couple are keen to welcome Salisbury residents in to browse. 

Work has been ongoing in the building for a while and the couple only had one night in which to move all of their products straight from Winchester Street to Milford Street. 

Przemek said: "The shop is not fully finished yet but we are open. We are still in the process of refurbishing."

The supermarket will be open from 9am to 9pm and sell groceries and alcohol. 

When asked what working together is like, Przemek said: "We divide the jobs. I am more the financial accountant and helping out at the beginning. Aga is the main character. I am just around."

Aga laughed and said: "I buy and he pays."

Little Poland is open to the public but the main opening will be on Saturday, December 16. 

Aga said: "On Saturday, we will prepare some snacks for people if they want to pop in and try different things and from next week, we will be providing sandwiches here for the lunchtime trade."