Supporting Local Business: Independents remain open at The Arcade

Supporting Local Business: Independents remain open at The Arcade

Posted on: 18 Mar 2020

Several independent businesses in The Arcade shopping centre are operating as normal for the time being.


With a lot of confusion about Coronavirus itself, and a lack of clarity in terms of what we should and shouldn't be doing as it continues to spread, Bristol businesses are having to make up their own minds as to whether or not to remain open.


Bristol shoppers can, for now at least, make the most of a wide range of services operating out of The Arcade, including top-notch coffee, expert key-cutting, hair and beauty and more. See below for an up-to-date list of the businesses that are staying open until advised otherwise.

The Arcade in Bristol.

Taste of Napoli


Authentic Italian bakery and coffee spot Taste of Napoli is open as normal, offering up a wide selection of mouth-watering pizza, calzones, paninis, pastries and more. The passionate team know a thing or two about great food, making this one of the best lunch spots in Broadmead.



Kelly's Nails


Kelly's Nails will be operating as normal for the time being, taking care of a wide range of salon procedures including acrylic, gel and shellac gel nails. 



Techtock Mobile


Techtock Mobile is still open, but has limited its services during the outbreak of Coronavirus. The store will be closed at 15:00 every afternoon, and while customers can come into the store to retrieve their devices, the team will not be taking on any new jobs for the time being.


Techtock will instead be taking care of appointments by phone, so you can call for advice and guidance, or simply book an appointment for a future date. Get in touch with the team on 0117 9304515.



The Crazy Fox


The Crazy Fox, a renowned independent coffee store located at the end of The Arcade, is open as normal but has changed its hours slightly. The cafe will be open from 09:00-17:00 Monday-Saturday, and 10:00-17:00 on Sundays, serving up delicious hot drinks and a range of freshly baked snacks.



Inked Up


Tattoo spot Inked Up is still taking appointments, but has made a few changes to its operation in the midst of the Coronavirus outbreak. While you can still book in with one of the team, family and friends are not permitted to come into the store while you get your tattoo.



Elsewhere, Mabz' KeycuttersGallery du 808, Rollin VietnameseMaya's Hair & BeautySilver SceneNeedle and ThreadBakers DolphinSobey'sShakeawaySilver SceneCard ShackBeauty Zone and Superior Vapour will all continue operating as normal.


Please note that the information above is subject to daily change. For more information or to get in touch with one of the above businesses directly, head to The Arcade website and follow the relevant listings.

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Matt Robson

Having moved to Bristol from Cornwall in 2015, Matt graduated from UWE with a degree in Journalism in 2018. He's keen on a wide variety of musical genres, as well as taking an interest in art and illustration, producing his own work in his spare time. Matt makes the most of Bristol's diverse nightlife and attends gigs and club nights regularly. Get in touch via email at