The Parade Shops in Shrewsbury Reopens

Shrewsbury’s independent shopping centre has opened its doors again following the latest lifting of Covid restrictions.

The centre, which is a haven for small businesses, has reported a healthy footfall on its first day of being open on April 12 since January 4, with customers queueing for Second Chapter Books and Hinces Barbershop yesterday morning.

After one of the most challenging years for the retail and service industries, The Parade Shops is happy to announce that every single one of their 27 units is occupied by an independent business. The businesses cover everything from food to beauty, fashion to flowers and photography to collectibles.

Two new businesses have taken The Parade Shops to capacity. Chalk It Up is a treasure trove of preloved furniture refinished with chalk paint, plus trinkets, curiosities and jewellery. They are also the regional stockist for Dixie Belle Chalk and Silk All in One Paint. Forever Young is a medical aesthetics clinic founded and managed by fully qualified nurse practitioner and prescriber, Clare Spalding. She

provides a wide range of treatments, including anti-wrinkle injections, cosmetic injections, plus slimming and muscle tightening treatments.

Philip Freeman, proprietor of The Parade Shops, said, “It is a huge relief for our tenants to be able to open again. We were really pleased to see many people visiting the Parade on Monday and supporting our independent businesses who have had so many hurdles over the last year.

“We have kept all our Covid measures in place, such as one-way systems, to keep our customers as safe as possible, and we hope to see new customers visiting The Parade to view all we have to offer.

“I also hope shoppers and visitors make use of The River View Café’s terrace which can be pre-booked for an alfresco meal or coffee overlooking the River Severn!”

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