Today will come as a aid to many companies in Gloucestershire as they open their doorways after what has been a troublesome few months.
However for some it has been barely harder than others together with The Cats Whiskers in Bishop’s Cleeve, close to Cheltenham.
The reward store in Mill Parade was ram-raided in December 2019 – just six days earlier than Christmas – one in all their busiest weeks of the 12 months.
The harm left the store utterly inaccessible for prospects they usually lastly reopened on Wednesday, March four solely to be instructed that they needed to be shut as soon as extra because of Covid-19.
Just 19 days after they reopened, The Cats Whiskers needed to shut their doorways as soon as extra.
Manager of the store, Charlotte stated: “This 12 months has definitely been a problem for us.
“The entrance doorway was boarded up which means entry was solely accessible from the rear of the shop, which is slim and has a set of stairs which means it’s not accessible for lots of our prospects.
“Our front door was finally replaced and open for our customers on March 4 only for Covid to come along and shut it again 19 days later.”
During lockdown the entire store’s employees, besides one, have been furloughed they usually added ‘as lots of their merchandise as potential’ to the web site providing free UK supply and even hand delivering to individuals within the are and people shielding.
The store has now reopened with diminished hours and are providing a ‘store by appointment service’ in addition to a digital purchasing service for those that are nonetheless a bit of extra cautious.