Harrogate shops go black and yellow after FA Trophy success for Harrogate Town at Wembley
A group of Harrogate retailers on a town centre street have transformed their shop windows into the colours of Harrogate Town after the club's FA Trophy cup final win at Wembley Stadium yesterday.
Members of Commercial Street Retailers, which was set up in 2020 to to promote all the businesses in the street, have dressed their windows in yellow and black after Harrogate Town's triumphant footballers beat Concord Rangers 1-0 on Bank Holiday Monday.
The famous stadium may have been empty, after the FA ruled once again that no Town fans should be in attendance during the pandemic, but shop owners are determined to show their support for the team's amazing achievements.
Sue Kramer, who owns Crown Jewellers shop on Commercial Street, said: "Loads of Commercial Street retailers have dressed their windows in yellow and black in support of Harrogate Town.
"It’s the first time in all our years on the street that so many shops have come together as a community for something like this.
"I couldn’t be happier. It really shows that attitudes are changing and we’re all pulling together and moving forward in these challenging times."
Since it was set up last year, Commercial Street Retailers has been very active and has received support from Harrogate Business - improvement District (BID) and Harrogate Borough Council.
The group is always happy to collaborate with other groups and was delighted to welcome Harrogate Town's pop-up shop to the street in the build-up to yesterday's FA Trophy Cup final which has been postponed from last year after being cancelled during the worst of the Covid pandemic.
This season has seen Harrogate Town competing in League Two, the fourth tier of English football, after winning the 2019–20 National League play-offs in front of an empty Wembley Stadium.
The club will only hold the title for three weeks, until May 22, when Hereford and Hornchurch contest this season's FA Trophy final.
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