Independent shopping quarter The Arcade reopens to the publicPosted on: 15 Jun 2020
Broadmead’s historic shopping quarter has reopened with a new mural and social distancing measures.
In the heart of Bristol’s shopping district, Broadmead, you’ll find The Arcade: a Grade II listed shopping quarter.
It was designed by a local architect, James Foster, in 1824, and is thought to be modelled on London’s Burlington Arcade.
Fast forward to 2020, and The Arcade is a hub for independent businesses; from sustainable fashion brands to a specialist hair salon for kids.
Today (Monday 15 June), The Arcade shopping quarter has reopened, following several weeks of lockdown.
Other retailers in The Arcade are set to open in the coming weeks. Illustrate, a sustainable stationery and fashion brand, will reopen towards the end of next month.
To celebrate its reopening, a brand-new ‘Thank You NHS and Key Workers’ mural has been displayed in The Arcade.
The Arcade has also introduced a new one-way system as a way to implement social distancing.
A new mural by local artist Beki Wills thanks key workers.
The Arcade's hair care and beauty businesses, such as kid's hair salon EK Hair and nail technician Kelly’s Nails, await further government guidance as to their reopening.
However, the team at EK Hair have posted an update on their website, giving clients an insight into what they can expect at the salon upon their reopening.
With more retailers set to open in the coming weeks, keep up to date with The Arcade and its tenants on social media.
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