A brand new shop selling gifts and crafts is opening in Southport town centre this week, with the owner urging local people to support this year’s Independents Day.
Enchanted Gifts and Crafts is opening at 54 Lord Street, next door to Gusto Italian restaurant.
The new venture is an independent shop filled with crafts, handmade gifts and goodies from individual crafters.
Owner Joanne Herbert will also be stocking wool for knitters and crocheters.
Enchanted Gifts and Crafts opens this Thursday (1st July), just ahead of this year’s Independents Day, an event which encourages people to support local businesses.
Joanne said: “Everybody is welcome to come and visit!
“Social distancing applies, please don’t forget your mask.
“We will be open from 10.30am to 5pm Tuesday to Friday, 10am-4pm on Saturdays and 11am-4pm on Sundays. We will only be closed on Mondays so we will be open six days a week.
“We are definitely supporting Independents Day as our town needs these quirky interesting shops to add diversity to the increasing numbers of coffee shops and charity shops.”
Southport Business Improvement District is inviting people to join in the forthcoming Independents’ Day UK 2021 and get behind local businesses.
This year’s event takes place on Saturday 3rd July and Sunday 4th July and supports independent retailers across the UK.
Southport BID CEO Rachel Fitzgerald said: “Southport has so many superb independent businesses, and we are pleased to see them back open once again after the easing of lockdown restrictions.
“This has been such a tough few months for local firms and they need your backing now more than ever.
“Whether you are looking to enjoy shopping, going for a meal out, sharing a night out with friends or experiencing some of our great attractions, Independents’ Day UK 2021 is a perfect opportunity for taking part.
“Southport BID has shown our commitment through our dedicated Southport Independents website and social media pages, where you can find great stories, offers and events happening locally.”
Independents’ Day UK in partnership with Local Rewards is a campaign that exists to support and promote independent retail businesses across the UK all year round, but with an annual focus on July 3rd and July 4th:
Independents account for around 65% of the approximately 290,000 retail outlets in the UK and are at the heart of local communities throughout the country.
Independent businesses offer superb choice, diversity of product and service, tradition as well as innovation, and a more personal service to customers. They are also job creators and contributors to local and national economies.
And with retail spending under pressure, never have they needed our support more.
Find out more details about Southport BID at southportbid.com and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Linked In on @southportBID For more details and to buy the new Southport Gift Card please visit www.southportgiftcard.co.uk