A taste for a change

Rakesh Kumar outside Masala House
Rakesh Kumar outside Masala House

A FORMER postmaster has come up with a first class idea of delivering his passion for food.

Rakesh Kumar has opened Masala House, on the Headland, in Hartlepool, with his wife Sweena Kumar. As well as trading nightly, it also has an online service where people can order their food.

Mr Kumar used to own and run the local post office but felt it was time for a change and plumped for a takeaway business.

He said: “There is just the two of us in the business at the moment but we hope to eventually take more on.”

Masala House has been running for two months and enjoys a clientele from all over town.

Mr Kumar now leases out the post office, which he ran from 2005 to 2009.

He said: “I just decided to lease it out and go into something else.”

Mr Kumar lived in Leicester before coming to Hartlepool 17 years ago.