One of Manchester’s most popular shopping and dining destinations is expecting most of its retail outlets to be open for business on 15th June.
The Royal Exchange, which is home to a range of businesses and services including the Manchester coroner’s court, remained open throughout the lockdown period, while all of its shops, cafes and restaurants temporarily closed for business as they followed government guidelines.
Now shops including Scribbler, Jenny Jones Jewellery, Swiss Watch Shop, Nigel Rayment boutique, Designer Exchange, Amaranth natural health and beauty, The Body Shop, The Whisky Store, Fjallraven and Yards Store have all said they plan to open on 15th, as has Michaels coffeehouse in the Arcade. Moss Bros will follow closely behind, opening on Wednesday 17th June.
Cafes and restaurants have already begun to open for takeaway and deliveries. Vertigo plant-based eatery and TGI Fridays are currently working with delivery partners, and The Remedy Kitchen has already opened for collections and Meal Plans.
As licensed premises selling alcohol, Astons of Manchester opened on 1st June under the new government guidelines.
All shops will be implementing their social distancing measures, including floor markings, signage, perspex screens and hand sanitisers for the safety of customers and staff.