Names to faces

The Patel family have run the Avondale Superette on the corner of Avondale and Rosebank Roads for nine years.

Hailing from Gujarat in India, Samir and Jaishree are from neighbouring villages in India, first meeting as children at scho

Samir (Sam), children Dilan (9) and Riddhi (6), and wife and mum, Jaishree

ol. As Hindus, the Patels attend the Bharatiya temple in Balmoral, as well as the magnificent Shri Swaminarayan mandir in Barrhead Place, Avondale.

All the family speak three languages – Gujarati, Hindi and English.

“We like it here,” says Samir, “and look forward to living a long life in Avondale.”

Avondale Superette is open seven days from 6am-9pm.