Supporting Harrogate's indies: 53 Bo' Grove shows true indie spirit

Only an independent with true community spirit would open not one, but two new businesses during a lockdown.

Friday, 20th November 2020, 3:10 pm

That is what the team behind 53 Bo’ Grove in Harrogate has done in recent weeks.

Having transformed a former tile showroom opposite Grove Road Primary School into a cafe and antiques centre in the autumn of 2019, founder Kyrensa Bentley says there was no way these challenging times were going to undermine their ethical and eco-friendly ethos.

53 Bo' Grove's founder Kyrensa Bentley - "People no longer want mass market products that are damaging the planet. "

She said: “The remit for the business has always been to source items ethically and responsibly that can be re-used, re-purposed and up-cycled, as far as possible.

“We are also keen to support and promote other small enterprises in the area.

"People no longer want mass market products that are damaging the planet. They want local products that they don’t have to feel guilty about.”

Having opened a small and personal cafe with a great atmosphere right on the doorstep of the 53 Bo’ Grove antique Centre, Kyrensa decided to go two steps further with Bo’ Grove Farm Shop next door run by manager Ashley Johnson, as well as a brand new outlet in the town centre.

She said: “We actually started planning for a little farm shop about halfway through the first lockdown.

“We have struggled to survive throughout the pandemic but there’s a huge drive for people to be more sustainable and we really want to encourage that.

“To enable us to stay open, we have had to adapt our cafe in a Covid-safe way, but we are still open on Grove Road for take-out coffee, pastries, bacon rolls and more.

“We also have our eco farm shop and ethical grocery now and have also expanded to Oxford Street with a new Bo’ Grove shop there.”

Harrogate Advertiser's #supportourindies campaign

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We want to champion the positive things we can all do to help the the town’s economy overcome these troubled times.

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LIST OF SHOPS OPEN IN HARROGATE (as normal or click and collect and/or takeaway only)

Ake & Humphris Wine & Beer Merchants, 32 Leeds Road, Harrogate

Addyman K Butchers, 20 Commercial Street, Harrogate

Mr Arkwright's Tool Emporium, 2 Cheltenham Parade, Harrogate

("As an essential retailer, we will remain open seven days a week during this lockdown")

Beks Electrical, 1 Commercial Street, Harrogate

Blameys Florist Harrogate, 42 Beulah Street, Harrogate

Black Sheep Brewery, Wellgarth, Masham

(door-to-door beer delivery via

Boots, 26-28 Cambridge Street, Harrogate

The Cheeseboard, 1 Commercial Street, Harrogate

Daleside Brewery Ltd, Camwal Road, Starbeck, Harrogate

(new home delivery service via [email protected] )

Elite Meat, 53-57 High Street, Starbeck, Harrogate

(Order online for home deliveries Thurs/Sat)

Games Crusade, 13 Oxford Street, Harrogate

(01423 566357

Grape Tree Health Foods, Victoria Shopping Centre, Harrogate

Imagined Things bookshop, Westminster Arcade, 4, Parliament Street, Harrogate

Lush handmade cosmetics, 30 Beulah Street, Harrogate

M & S, 18-20 Cambridge Street. Harrogate

(food hall and ladies clothing only)

News & Co Newsagents, 22B Station Parade, Harrogate

NM Money Harrogate (formerly Eurochange), Victoria Shopping Centre, Harrogate

Poundland, Victoria Shopping Centre, Harrogate

Post Office, Victoria Shopping Centre, Harrogate

Rafi's Spicebox, 15 Commercial Street, Harrogate

Tarbett's Fishmongers, 18 Commercial Street, Harrogate

Timpson shoe repairs, 1 Garrick Buildings, Oxford Street, Harrogate

Waterstones book shop, 15 James Street, Harrogate

(online order and collect)

WH Smith, Victoria Shopping Centre, Harrogate

Yorkshire Farmers Meat Company, Oxford Street, Harrogate

CAFES/bars/restaurants/bakers OPEN in Harrogate (for takeaways and/or click and collect)

53 Bo’ Grove Cafe, Grove Road, Harrogate

Bakeri Baltzersens, 2 Garrick Buildings, Oxford Street, Harrogate

Bettys Parliament Street, Harrogate (shop is open but the cafe is closed)

Bettys Harlow Carr, Harrogate (shop is open but the cafe is closed)

Lago di Como cafe, 40 Beaulah Street, Harrogate

Caffe Nero, 2 Beulah Street, Harrogate

Caffe Nero, 6 Cambridge Crescent, Harrogate

Costa, 11 Beulah Street, Harrogate

The Fat Badger, Cold Bath Road, Harrogate

Graveleys of Harrogate – Fish & Chips, 8-12 Cheltenham Parade, Harrogate

Major Tom's Social bar, 3 The Ginnel, Harrogate

Mama Doreen's Emporium, 9-11 Station Square, Harrogate

Marconi, Princes Square, Harrogate

North Bar, 2D, Oxford Buildings, Cheltenham Parade

(email/phone or message in advance then collect)

Roosters Brewing Co Taproom, Unit H5, Fifth Avenue, Hornbeam Park Ave, Harrogate

Sasso, Princes Square, Harrogate

The Deli Bar Harrogate, Regent Parade, Harrogate

Truffles Cafe, 22 Station Parade, Harrogate

Vivido Bar & Restaurant, 16 Cheltenham Crescent, Harrogate

(Open 7 nights per week for takeaway collection and deliveries, 01423 566453)

William & Victoria restaurant, 6 Cold Bath Road, Harrogate

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