Ian Beale is previous owner of the chip shop. He owned the chip shop in 1994. That was one of the business that him and his family owned. The Beale's also own a stall in the market since 1939. This is 1 of 3 business he owned that dealt in food cooking. The others are the café and Masala Queen.
Over the years the chip shop has had various employees. Ian was forced to give up the chip shop in 2000 after Phil Mitchell made him go bankrupt. In the year 2002 Ian Beale and his 3rd wife Laura won back the chip shop and they moved into a flat which was located above 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 above 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.
Originally The Green Lantern Chinese takeaway, it was bought by Ian Beale in 1994 and turned into a fish 'n' chip shop.
However, his 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.
|Business Name||Years||Type of Business|
|Beale's Plaice||1994-2017/ 2018-||Chip Shop|
|The Green Lantern||Prior to 1988-1994||Chinese Takeaway|
|Ian Beale||Beale's Plaice||1994-2012, 2013-2017, 2018-|
|Lucy Beale||Beale's Place||2012|
|Weyland & Co||Vacant||2017-2018|