Halal supermarket in Paris is ordered to close after refusing to sell pork and alcohol – Daily Mail

Good Price mini-market in Colombes, Paris, threatened with closure last year It was violating terms of its lease which required it to be a ‘general food store’But owner Soulemane Yalcin still refused to have alcohol and pork on shelvesThe court of Nanterre on Monday ruled that he must leave and pay £3,500

A French halal supermarket has been shut down for not selling alcohol and pork.

The Good Price mini-market in Colombes, Paris was threatened with closure last year for violating the terms of its lease which required it to be a ‘general food store.’

But owner Soulemane Yalcin refused to stock alcohol and pork and a court has now ruled that his rental lease must be cancelled.

The court of Nanterre decided on Monday that he failed to meet ‘the needs of all inhabitants.’

The Good Price mini-market in Colombes, Paris was threatened with closure last year for violating the terms of its lease which required it to be a ‘general food store’ (file photo)

The ruling came after locals complained they could no longer get a broad range of products after the halal supermarket replaced a regular supermarket. 

Last year Nicole Goueta, the mayor of Colombes, visited the store to urge Mr Yalcin to begin selling alcohol and pork.

The mayor’s chief of staff, Jerome Besnard, said that he asked the owner to ‘diversify’ his range of products on sale following complaints from locals.

He added that the area wants a ‘social mix’ where everyone can get hold of a selection of products.

Many of the older residents have been unable to complete their entire shop at the new store, following the closure of the old supermarket.

This has forced them

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