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Old Stores is ready to reopen after making most of time out



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It’s been 12 weeks since local businesses had to close their doors for lockdown and uncertain times lay ahead!

Local business owner Tom Clarke, of The Old Stores, in Roydon, decided to make the most of the time, trading online, revamping the entire store and also introducing new products.

Tom said: “We have always traded online but the local support during lockdown has been amazing and I believe many people have actively sought out local retailers during the crisis.

Tom Clarke of Roydon Old Stores
Tom Clarke of Roydon Old Stores

“I hope people will continue to support bricks and mortar stores in town centres and surrounding areas.

“If we don’t give them the support they deserve we will no longer have a high street and we will lose the real shopping experience that’s so much nicer than buying virtually!

“I decided to be proactive, I have changed the layout of the shop to allow people to enter in the front door and leave through the back via our courtyard garden.

“Initially one person will be allowed in the shop at any one time so they can relax and enjoy the experience.

“Whilst I will have hand sanitiser and screens at the till I still want people to feel they can browse at their leisure and experience that personal service.

“I have selected a variety of new products that are great value and I have tried to support UK-based business when picking new lines.”

The Old Stores in Lynn Road will be open again from Tuesday.

It will open Tuesday to Saturday 10am until 4pm and they will also be offering a click and collect option on their website if people would rather shop at home and pick up from a safe place at the store.

See the website for details www.theoldstoresroydon.co.uk



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