Despite the difficulties that high streets up and down the country are facing because of Covid-19, there is positive news in Northwich from a number of businesses and organisations.

The Dog Retreat Spa has recently opened just off Venables Road, Geek Retreat is now welcoming customers, Radio Northwich has begun broadcasting from its new home in Barons Quay, Halo House of Beauty has moved into Albion Road and Revival Bar has taken over what was the Stateside in the High Street.

On top of this, café and bar BEAR opened in a unit overlooking the River Weaver this month too, further enhancing the town’s hospitality offering.

 This follows the launch of The Coffee House and Sticky Paws in the Flavour Forest which began welcoming patrons to their Barons Quay premises earlier this year and they have proved to be a very popular addition to Northwich.

Bear Coffee Cups

Although there has been bad news from New Look and Dorothy Perkins, Northwich BID Manager Jane Hough believes there are still plenty of reasons to be positive and has pointed to the recent business openings and expansions as proof of the draw the town has for businesses.

“We know as well as anybody how difficult the last few months have been for businesses and high streets across every single town and city but we’ve still witnessed success stories here in Northwich which is great to see,” said Jane.

“It is sad that we have lost Dorothy Perkins and New Look however we’re delighted to welcome new businesses such as Geek Retreat, Sticky Paws in the Flavour Forest, Halo House of Beauty, Revival Bar, The Coffee House, BEAR and The Dog Retreat Spa to Northwich, who will all add their own unique charms and offerings for visitors to the town to enjoy.

 “The BID also wishes Radio Northwich well as they embark on an exciting journey in their new Barons Quay home which looks brilliant. The station has gone from strength to strength and has built up a loyal following since its inception.”

Sticky Paws Northwich

Jane also went on to outline how the BID will be continuing to support businesses over the coming months after working closely with retailers, shops and organisations over the spring and summer following the outbreak of Covid-19.

“As we progress into Autumn we will be working hard to continue to give BID businesses the help, support and advice they need to be successful in the current climate through a range of measures including Marketing and PR, online workshops, greener and cleaner projects and weekly e-communications.

“We will also ensure we stay on top of any government guidelines regarding Covid-19 and communicate updates to our businesses in a clear, timely manner.”

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