A WELL-KNOWN health food shop and deli is closing its doors for the final time today after 36 years in business.

The family-run Grassroots Organics in Woodlands Road, Glasgow, is shutting so the owners can focus on the coffee shop, the Clean Plates Cafe, that they run in Maryhill Burgh Halls.

They also own a raw food firm called Miss Wallflower.

Owner Louise Duncan, 52, who runs the shop with partner Andrew McGeachy, 57, and daughter Sarah Duncan, 27, said family commitments and the need for change were also reasons for the closure.

She said: "We're about to become grandparents so we thought it was time to take a back seat.

"We took the decision as a family and we will be focusing on the Clean Plates Cafe and our raw food company, Miss Wallflower."

Ms Duncan said most of the products were now gone and today would be the last day of trading.

She said: "We made the decision to shut last Thursday so customers have been buying up the last stock.

"All that's left now is to clean it up and tidy.

"We have had so many well-wishers drop into say they'll miss us and it's actually been really lovely.

"But we just felt it was the right time to close and it was time for a change. It's quite melancholic but it's also a time for new beginnings."

The shop and deli were known for serving healthy vegetarian and vegan food.

Disappointed customers told of their shock at the closure.

Regular Tom McFadyen, 28, who lives in Woodlands, said: "It's a shame that another really unique part of the West End is going under. I would always drop in by and pick some fresh food on my way home from the city centre."