Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 6 July 2020
HINCKLEY’S outdoor leisure and shopping complex, The Crescent, seen their non-essential occupants close their doors back in March due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Back on 15 June, the Government gave non-essential businesses the green light to reopen their stores back up to the public. Pubs were given the go ahead to reopen on 4 July.
We recently reported that the Cineworld cinema complex in The Crescent put their plans on hold to reopen on 10 July in four days’ time, as they have made the decision to reopen on 31 July instead nearer the time of more movies being released.
Below we have compiled a list of occupants who are back open and trading in the Rugby Road-based Crescent complex, and who aren’t.
Businesses that are open
Superdrugreopened their doors earlier than most of the retailers in the complex. On 25 May, they welcomed their customers back to their beauty-based store.
TK Maxx reopened on 15 June on the same day that many other non-essential stores were given permission to reopen.
Coventry Building Society
Coventry Building Society have reopened their doors to customers, but it is hard to say when they reopened their Hinckley banking branch again, as they didn’t announce a reopening date for that specific branch online.
Estate agents, Belvoir, who have offices in the complex, are offering contactless appraisals as well as virtual viewings. They are also arranging in-person appointments where they see necessary.
British high-street discounter Poundland remained open as it was an essential business throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
Just like Poundland, Sainsbury’s which is The Crescent’s main retailer, remained open during the worst of the pandemic, so that customers in Hinckley could pick up essential items and foods.
Tarro Lounge opened their doors back up for a dine-in service on 4 July just two days ago, but they have been offering a takeaway service from 15 June last month.
Those yet to reopen
Hinckley’s Cineworld cinema remains closed as we reported earlier on the Hinckley Free Press this week.
High street eateries including the likes of Burger King, Costa Coffee, Wildwood and Prezzo are yet to reopen and they have all remained closed since the month of March.
However, I Due Vulcani, located opposite the Wildwood restaurant, are reopening their doors on 7 July. They took to Facebook to make the announcement.
In a post on Facebook, I Due Vulcani, said: “Finally we’ll be back on the 7th July! We’ll keep operating with our takeaway service too, but collection only.
“Please bear with us whilst we are working to minimise the risk of transmission and protect the health of our customers and visitors in our restaurant, following the most recent government guidelines.”
I Due Vulcani’s full statement for their reopening information can be found here.