A CARD shop in Halesowen has reopened to a "really positive start."

A Write Card in the Cornbow Centre reopened yesterday (Monday July 4) after closing suddenly in March.

Tom Banner, owner of Kidderminster-based card shop, Card Stop, has bought all nine Write Card branches, which shut their doors earlier this year.

The four staff who were previously based at the Halesowen branch have got their jobs back

Tom said: "The reception has been really good.

"It's been a really positive start.

"We have had around 100 people trying the doors while we have been working in there to get it ready for opening.

"All the customers who have returned love it."

A Write Card went into administration for the second time in two years in March.

Previously, in January 2020, the Halesowen shop closed for five weeks as the company went into liquidation but then reopened the following month.

The other branches include Bromsgrove and Redditch, with former staff members re-employed.