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Wolverhampton shop moves to bigger premises so customers can socially distance

By Jordan Reynolds | Wolverhampton | Business | Published:

A Wolverhampton business has moved to a bigger unit in the same shopping centre so customers can safely social distance while shopping.

Getting the bunting out to celebrate the reopening of the shop is designer Becky Forster

Shop in the Square has moved from the lower level of the Mander Centre in Wolverhampton to the upper level, next to Matalan.

Business owner Charlotte Clark said the shop will move back to the smaller unit next to Wilko once the coronavirus restrictions have been lifted.

She said: "We've got a temporary lease on this unit, it's probably about six to eight times bigger.

Shop in the Square

"When the restrictions were lifted I spoke to the manager and said I thought I'd only be able to fit one customer at a time in the old shop.

"We were also very aware that it's the kind of shop where people like to look around and we wouldn't want people to feel under pressure to hurry if someone was waiting outside.

"We opened on Monday and it's been really good so far.

"We've been really happy with the sales. It's nice to see our regulars are coming to support us."

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Charlotte added: "We're a collection of 21 designers that sell in the shop, local businesses.

"All the money then goes into the local economy.

"It provides people with the opportunity to sell in a shop, where they might not have been able to on their own."

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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