SAFE SHOPPING ON THE Harpenden High Street

THIS AUTUMN

DURING LOCKDOWN


 

Selfridges in Harpenden?

By Ron Taylor. Editor


When you look at the incredible variety of retail shops in Harpenden and Southdown it all adds up to a giant departmental store.


UPDATED OCTOBER 2019


So next time you think of going to shop in London, think again, it could all be here on your doorstep. Save the train fare, spend a day in ‘the village’ and sample the fayre from one of the many bars or restaurants.

The list below shows what’s available (up to Roundwood Lane but excludes Southdown)


Art Galleries x 1

Art/Picture Frame workshop x 2

Babies and young children shops x 1

Baker and Cake shops x 2

Banks x 4

Beauty Salon/Spa/Nails x 5

Beauty/Cosmetics x 4

Betting shop x 1

Book shop x 1

Butcher x 1

Building Societies x 4

Cards, Books, Stationary, Papers and Magazines x 1

Carpet and flooring  x 2

Charity shops x 9

Chemists x 4

Coffee Bars/Tea shops x 9

Delicatessen x 2

DIY and Paint x 1

Dry Cleaners x 2

Empty Shops x 7

Estate Agents & Letting Agents x 11

Fast Food x 6

Financial Advice x 2

Fitness Centre/Gym/Pilates x 3

Florist x 2

Frozen Foods x 1

Furniture and fabric shops x 1

Convenience stores x 2

Gift & Card shops x 4

Health shops x 1

Jewellers x 3

Kitchen/Bathroom shops x 3

Ladies Hairdressers x 10

Ladies wear x 7

Men’s hairdressers x 5

Men’s wear x 1

Newsagents x 2

Opticians x 4

Phone shop x 2

Pet shop x 1

Post Office x 1

Restaurants x 15

Sandwich shop x 2

Sweet shops x 1

Shoe shops x 1

Shoe repairs x 1

Sporting goods x 1

Supermarkets x 4

Travel agents x 1

Vape products x 1

Wine shops x 2


Local shop owners face many problems.

Rising rent and rates...declining disposable consumer incomes...pressure by the supermarkets to take market share from the independents...increasing popularity of shopping centres and internet shopping.


So go out and support your local shops.


Harpenden Hopper keeps on running SO YOU CAN VISIT SOME OF THE OPEN SHOPS.The Harpenden Hopper community bus will continue to run during November, providing transport within and through the town. Our volunteer drivers are looking forward to helping you during ‘lockdown’, taking you shopping and to other vital appointments.

Check our website for routes and timetables, then try our regularly cleaned buses instead of struggling to park. All concession passes are accepted, and a single or day return journey costs just £2.00 (£1.00 under 16s).

BELOW.

ONE OF HARPENDEN’S BEST KNOWN BUSINESSES IS BEING REPAINTED.

PREP WORK HAS UNCOVERED THE PREVIOUS OWNERS.


WHO ARE THE CURRENT OWNERS?

Gift market cancelled

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