Paisley First is the business improvement district (BID) for Paisley town centre and they’ve launched a new ‘shop local’ campaign as businesses start to reopen from the COVID-19 lockdown.
Love Local Love Paisley aims to build on the renewed community spirit as people pulled together to fight against the pandemic which saw much of the country closed down for three months.
- Most retail businesses will begin reopening in Paisley town centre from Monday 29 June.
- Hospitality businesses with outdoor seating areas will be reopening from Monday 6 July.
- Hospitality businesses, including cafes, pubs and restaurants, will then be able to reopen their indoor seating areas from Wednesday 15 July.
- And who doesn’t already know that hairdressers and barbers will also be reopening from 15 July!
Paisley First is hoping that those people who relied on local businesses during lockdown will return the favour and continue to ‘shop local’ as restrictions are eased.
Colette Cardosi, Chair of Paisley First, with some great reasons to shop local:
- Local people relied on local businesses during lockdown, businesses have been there when people needed them most. Now we’re asking the public to be here for them!
- Our town centre businesses have been working hard to get their premises safe and secure to welcome customers back, with social distancing measures all in place.
- Some of our amazing local businesses have remained open throughout lockdown, in order to serve the local community and we are so grateful to all their hard-working staff.
- We have a great range of independent retail businesses – food, florists, jewellers, giftware, fashion, homeware and more and they can’t wait to welcome back customers, both regular and new.
- You can still support your favourite hospitality or hair and beauty business before they reopen by leaving them a good review online -or why not contact them via Facebook and see if you can buy a gift voucher, help support a local business now and give yourself a treat to look forward to!”
With summer well and truly here, and with plenty of fresh air and wide-open spaces, everyone at Paisley First looks forward to welcoming you back safely to Paisley town centre soon.
Love Local Love Paisley!