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A SHEFFIELD entrepeneur is launching a new venture - a classy Italian scooter showroom.

Matt Gilder, aged 42, is opening Scooter Italiano at 302 Abbeydale Road this week.

Classic Italian brands are on sale in modern and vintage style plus scooter wear.

The firm is keen to encourage new customers tired of grid-locked city streets.

Mr Gilder said: “Scooters are easy to park and great fun to ride - imagine actually enjoying your commute?”

Matt’s grandad Jack launched the Gilder brand of car dealerships in Sheffield in 1948.