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.
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.
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
We are inviting our independent traders to get in touch with us so we can do our bit to help spread the word and give them a helping hand in promoting their business through lockdown.
We want to champion the positive things we can all do to help the the town’s economy overcome these troubled times.
Please contact us and let us know what you are doing and we will add you to our list of operational businesses online.
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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 www.blacksheepbrewery.com)
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 www.gamescrusade.co.uk)
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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