Shoppers welcomed back to Doncaster's Frenchgate with only two businesses yet to open

Shoppers were welcomed back to the Frenchgate Shopping Centre this week with all the businesses, bar two, reopening.

Thursday, 15th April 2021, 10:25 am
Updated Thursday, 15th April 2021, 10:29 am

As part of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s roadmap out of lockdown, non-essential shops, gyms, salons and hairdressers were all allowed to open from Monday, which came as a relief to all.

Doncaster’s Frenchgate Shopping Centre welcomed the reopening of all business, except The Mallard and Cosmo, which are due to open again in the next stage of the easing of lockdown on May 17.

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It's business as usual at Doncaster's Frenchgate

Karen Staniforth, General Manager at Frenchgate Shopping Centre, said: “It is fantastic to see the centre bustling with shoppers again.

“All stores within the centre have now re-opened, which is great news, with the exception of Cosmo restaurant and The Mallard pub which plan to open in May. Other food and drink retailers remain open for takeaway or delivery only.

“The feedback from our stores has all been very positive and they are pleased to be back open.

“It is encouraging to see how happy our customers are to be back on the malls and that is reflected in our footfall figures so far this week.

“All this in mind, ensuring the safety of our shoppers and staff is still of the utmost importance to us and safety measures remain in place so that everyone visiting the centre feels confident to do so.

“I would like to remind shoppers that wearing a face covering (mask or visor) remains mandatory for anyone over the age of 11 unless medically exempt and social distancing is encouraged.”

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