New window display breathes new life into Harborough shop that has just closed

“The display creates an illusion of a fully furbished store, hopefully as a sign of positive things to come for the vacant shop,” said the council

Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 5:03 pm
The innovative, eye-catching vinyl image has been put up to showcase the totemic former Edinburgh Woollen Mill store on The Square in the town centre by Harborough council.

A new window display is breathing new life into a shop that has just closed in Market Harborough.

The innovative, eye-catching vinyl image has been put up to showcase the totemic former Edinburgh Woollen Mill store on The Square in the town centre by Harborough council.

“The stylish imagery is fitting for the prominent and classic building of the former clothing store on The Square.

The innovative, eye-catching vinyl image has been put up to showcase the totemic former Edinburgh Woollen Mill store on The Square in the town centre by Harborough council.

“The display creates an illusion of a fully furbished store, hopefully as a sign of positive things to come for the vacant shop,” said the council.

The local authority is acting as non-essential retailers prepare to reopen their doors and welcome customers back from Monday April 12 following the current national Covid lockdown.

“The Economic Development team at the council hopes to continue to refashion vacant shop or retail units in town centres across the district, not only to improve the shopping experience for visitors, but also to attract potential businesses,” added the council.

The team is also stepping up efforts to promote the town centres of Market Harborough, Lutterworth, Kibworth and Broughton Astley in Harborough District as safe places to shop and visit.

“We are still encouraging visitors to wear face coverings in shops, maintain social distancing and regularly wash hands and make use of hand sanitisation stations located within shops and around the town centres,” said the council.

Cllr Phil King, who leads Harborough District Council, said: “We want to ensure that customers are coming back to all our town centres feeling welcome and safe.

“Initiatives like the window display in Market Harborough town centre really add to the positive feel in the town, with our fantastic range of local, independent shops, restaurants and services.”

Shoppers can look out for the new shop window installation on The Square in Market Harborough.

Follow the Economic Development team on social media for updates on future projects on Twitter @HarboroughVisit and @InvestHarbDist.

If you would like to get in touch with Economic Development about any long-standing vacant shop units in Harborough district, email [email protected]