Here is a list of 23 indies who bravely launched during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Salisbury is celebrating its independents this month for Independents’ Month, a national campaign that coincides with Independents’ Day on Sunday (July 4) to promote local businesses.
In the last 18 months, we have struggled through a pandemic and three lockdowns, but a range of new independent businesses have also chosen Salisbury as their home.
Here is a list of many new independent businesses that have opened in the city centre during the pandemic:
- Brown Street – Salisbury’s newest outside venue with food, drink and entertainment
- Sonder Coffee – café on the high street with a quirky design and welcoming feel
- Artisan Wine & Spirit Co – a hand selected range of amazing wines and spirits
- Clearway Pets – everything you need for your pet!
- The Salisbury Orangery – a café in a beautifully renovated Tudor building
- The Salisbury Office – offering 9 luxury working space ‘pods’ for businesses
- Pizza Venti – wood burning stone baked pizza to eat-in or takeaway
- Studio 15 – for hair, beauty and sunbed treatments
- Nole Pizza – handcrafted pizza on Salisbury’s historic Market Place
- Lah Koh – for healthy hotpots, salads and soups
- Sonner Toys – for collectables and toys
- My Comic Soda Bar – comics, toys and collectibles with food and drink
- Muse Hairdressing – a sustainable hair salon
- Bond Dental Clinic – a private dental practice and specialist referral centre
- Gringo’s – the home of Peri Peri flavour with a Mexican twist
- New Tadi Market – supermarket now with a butcher with Halal meats
- etica boutique – a collection of loungewear, accessories and homewares
- No 65 Hair & Beauty – a range of hair and beauty services
- Gold Coast Groceries – an Afro-Caribbean supermarket
- Salisbury Gift Co – for a variety of original gifts
- Bucuresti Mini Market – a convenience store
- Kasmia Barber – Salisbury’s newest barber shop
- Naked Bagel – we know this one isn’t technically new but they’ve moved to new, bigger premises on the Market Place with outside seating
Alex Popescu, owner of Pizza Venti, said: “We opened in November, in full pandemic! Opening a family business is never easy and we would like to thank everyone for their support.
“We wouldn’t have survived without the support from the community. We wanted to bring something different to Salisbury and our wood burning stone baked oven plus high quality products manage to achieve this.
“We are really proud to be part of such a strong community with so many independents.”
Throughout July, shoppers can pick up a free Salisbury tote bag by spending £20 or more in participating city centre independent businesses.
This reward is organised by Salisbury Business Improvement District (BID) and Experience Salisbury, a new website funded jointly by Salisbury BID, Salisbury City Council, Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust and Wiltshire Creative.
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