This week, independent businesses in Urmston will be joining together to support local as they kick off their monthly late night shopping event on Thursday with a night of discounts.

From bars and restaurants to fishmongers and record stores, independent businesses have come together as one in an attempt to showcase what the town has to offer.

The collection of local businesses have grouped together to promote Indie Urmston, with lots of offers to tempt shoppers from Urmston and beyond into the late night shopping event. The Trafford suburb is just nine minutes away from the city centre by train, or a five minute drive from the intu Trafford Centre.

Independent clothes shops taking part include Fred’s and Little Yu Boutique, both offering 10% off from 5pm until close on Thursday.

Those looking for new music to add to their collection could look for something pre-loved from Music for the Soul Records, or for new books visit Urmston Bookshop, both offering 10% off and a later closing time to celebrate independents.

It’s not just about the shopping, though – there are food and drinks offers to tempt customers, including 10% off food at popular BBQ and burger joint Get Chucked, or 10% off food including platters, steaks, pies and more at The Barking Dog.

Beer fans will be spoilt for choice as three beer connoisseurs offer discounts on takeaway purchases on the evening, with deals available from The Assembly, Craft Brewtique and Prairie Schooner. Urmston’s own wine bar, Kelder, will also be offering discounts on the night, with offers on all wineshop purchases until close.

“It is great to see all the independents in Urmston coming together to promote how our town’s offering is growing,” says Scott Power, co-founder of Indie Urmston and proprietor of Get Chucked.

“It shows that we have a really strong community of local businesses who are willing to work together to encourage people from outside of Urmston to visit, as well as giving locals more of an opportunity to shop local with longer opening hours on a regular basis.”

There has recently been a food and drink resurgence in Urmston, with the regeneration of Urmston Market, and new local independents opening all the time, such as new cicchetti and pizza place Mulino, The Cheese Court, Kin Bakehouse and independent fishmonger What’s The Catch.

Market 41 is also set to open in the South Manchester suburb soon, and is expected to focus on independents and small restaurants as well as artisanal offerings.

The shops in Urmston will hold a late night shopping event every third Thursday of the month, starting on Thursday 18th April.

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