New pop-up shop offers small businesses chance to trade in Harrogate
Last updated Aug 12, 2021
The site of the new pop-up shop.

Harrogate businesses are being given the opportunity to rent a new pop-up town centre shop for £400 a week.

Property consultants Barker Proudlove have teamed up with The Victoria Centre in Harrogate for the new venture.

Businesses can rent the space for between one and six weeks and the £400 weekly cost includes rent, business rates, water, electricity and furniture.

The rentable pop-up space is in the former phone shop on Cambridge Street on the outside of The Victoria Centre, opposite Cafe Nero.

It gives businesses the chance to showcase their products and find new customers alongside household brands without incurring high long-term fixed costs.

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James White, centre manager at The Victoria Centre, said

“The pop-up shop provides an opportunity for small businesses to showcase their brands, ideas and test the market place on Cambridge Street.

“It offers a short-term commitment which makes trying new business ideas more attractive.”

Barker Proudlove said the site would be suitable for anyone from florists to bakers and artists.

Jess Swain, from Barker Proudlove, said:

“Harrogate has always been a town that we feel has an incredible support system for small businesses.

“Small businesses bring something incredibly exciting to the typical high street and it is great to see many online-based businesses move into a physical space, even if it is for a short period of time.”

The two organisations hope the space, which will be available in September, will attract a stream of independent businesses.

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