SOAP fans crowded into a Nantwich shop to meet bubbly Coronation Streetstar Shobna Gulati.
Shobna was in town to perform the official opening of the new-look Bratts Fashion store on Pepper Street.
Some people waited outside from 8am to add her autograph to their collections.
The historic building had to close in February for major repairs.
Formerly a menswear shop, it switched to ladies' fashions in 1971 when it was bought by the Gray family, who also own Bratts department store in Northwich.
Offices and storerooms above the fashion department have been turned into a coffee shop where Shobna took a fancy to some scones.
Bratts spokeswoman Christine Chrimes said: 'We now have three floors, a coffee shop and a lift.
'Shobna took a keen interest in the fashionwear and was very friendly and chatty to all the people who gathered to meet her and cheered when she cut the ribbon.
'She loved Nantwich and the fact it was hosting a continental market.
'A group of scouts who were fundraising outside were delighted when she went over to meet them.
'Signal FM covered the opening with a live broadcast and customers celebrated with bucks fizz.
'Chocolates were handed out to the first 20 customers of the day. In the afternoon there was live music from a guitarist and violist. All in all we couldn't have wished for a better opening.'
With designer gear by Hobbs, Mexx, Esprit and Mint by East the store also has a range of sophisticated evening wear as well as a new section for handbags and shoes.