Ripon’s bounce back from the covid lockdowns continues, with two new city centre openings today.
The Claro Lounge opens in its prime location next to Ripon Town Hall.
It will be the 149th Lounge opened in the UK by café-bar-restaurant operator The Loungers Group.
Also opening today in The Arcade, is a Yorkshire Cancer Research charity shop (below) in a large unit formerly occupied by Fultons Foods.
The opening of the Claro Lounge has seen the creation of 25 new jobs and staff will be encouraged to develop a relationship with the Ripon community by supporting local fundraising activities.
In addition to the new openings, Mountain Warehouse has doubled its floorspace with a relocation from Fishergate to Market Place East, where it took over premises formerly occupied by Edinburgh Woollen Mill.