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Beale's Plaice is a chip shop owned by Ian Beale which is located at 15 Turpin Road. Ian bought the premises in 1994.

Over the years the chip shop has had various employees. Ian was forced to give up the chip shop in 2000 after he was declared bankrupt.

In 2001, Ian Beale and his third wife Laura won back the chip shop and they moved into the shop flat which was located behind the chip shop. Laura had an accident and fell down the stairs and died. Ian decided to move out of the flat into a bigger house. When Jane was living in Walford. Her brother Christian lived in the flat.

In 2017, Ian decided to sell the chip shop in concern of his and Jane's health. Ian decides to sell Beale's Plaice to Weyland & Co. In January 2018, Weyland & Co give back the chip shop to Ian and it reopens later that month with Masood Ahmed as the new manager.

The Green Lantern (1985-1994)[]

The Green Lantern Owner

The owner of The Green Lantern

Between 1985 and 1994, the premises was used as a Chinese takeaway called 'The Green Lantern'.

The owner was first seen on 29 October 1987 when he kicked Lofty Holloway out of his shop over an argument about a pancake roll, and Lofty is arrested.

The interior of the building was not seen until late 1994 when Ian Beale bought the premises and turned it into a fish and chip shop.

Beale's Plaice (1994-Present)[]

Beale's Plaice opened in October 1994 with Ian running the shop with some help from his wife, Cindy. Ian began interviewing for staff on 3 November 1994, but his interviewees didn't impress. Eventually, Cindy hired Jason who was working at the fish and chip shop on Victoria Road, but Cindy offered to match his present salary plus 10%. Bianca Jackson worked at the shop briefly in 1995 until Ian told her that he no longer needed her. A second assistant named Michael was hired later that year to work alongside Jason.

In January 1996, Ian renamed the shop 'Cindy's' after opening a second fish and chip shop with the same name a couple of months earlier.

Ian's empire came crashing down around his ears and he became bankrupt. Laura bought back the chip shop business for Ian.

Ian still runs the chippie but has moved his family to the house at 55 Albert Square (his cousin Mark's old place). The flat has been taken over by the Moon clan, Nana, Alfie, Danny and Jake.

Having fallen on hard times, Sam Mitchell's taken a job at the chip shop to make ends meet.

Previous Businesses[]

Business Name Years Type of Business
The Green Lantern Prior to 1988-1994 Chinese Takeaway
Beale's Plaice 1994-2017/2018-Present Fish & Chip Shop
Cindy's 1996 Fish & Chip Shop


Name Business Year
Ian Beale Beale's Plaice 1994-2012, 2013-2017, 2018-Present
Lucy Beale Beale's Plaice 2012
Weyland & Co Vacant 2017-2018


Current Employees[]

Name Year Role
Bobby Beale 2022- Manager/cashier/chef

Former Employees[]

Name Year
Jason 1994-????
Bianca Jackson 1995
Michael (unseen, only mentioned) 1995
Darren 1998
Jo ????-2017
Lucy Beale 2007-2012
Peter Beale ????-????
Jane Beale 2005-2012
Steven Beale 2008
Craig Dixon 2007
Tracey 2010
Billy Mitchell Unknown-2014
Masood Ahmed 2018-????
Martin Fowler 2021
Peter Beale 2021-2022
Freddie Slater 2022-2023

See Also[]