‘The most stubborn shop’: Grocery store in Wuhan is left in the middle of a road!

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A grocery store in Wuhan, China, is left in the middle of a road after owners refuse to sell up
A grocery store in Wuhan, China, is left in the middle of a road after owners refuse to sell up
  • Photos taken on November 23 show the store in the middle of a road
  • Owners refused to move after a nearby hospital had decided to expand
  • The two parties have been in dispute over the property for 13 years 

Construction around a grocery store in Wuhan, China, has left the establishment looking a little lonely.

The nearby hospital has been expanding since 2003, however the grocery shop refused to sell up, leaving the hospital to build around the premises, reports Huanqiu, an affiliation with the People’s Daily Online.

Pictures taken on November 23 show the store, dubbed ‘the most stubborn shop’ by many media outlets, standing in the middle of the traffic lanes.

According to the report, the grocery shop refused to sell up to make way for the hospital despite multiple consultations since 2003.

After 13 years, the two parties have not come to an agreement.

The area was reported to be full of shops before the construction started. However the grocery store is the only one left standing.

Many people have commented on the man’s story on news site news163.com.

One user wrote: ‘At least his store is now close to the hospital, there is quite a lot of customer flow.’

While another said: ‘Is he backed by some powerful figure? Why didn’t anyone demolish his property?’

And one user commented: ‘Now his store can be turned to the snack store of hospital staff.’