Business: Commercial Street the Shopping Street
Location: Commercial Street Harrogate
Shop local with a community of independent retailers in the centre of Harrogate
Commercial Street the Shopping Street - Commercial Street is something special.
Despite trying Covid times, our street community spirit remains vibrant, and we are thrilled that 17 shops are paid up members of our new retailers group, and so represented on our website and social media. That’s over 70%!
During lockdown, people really missed the chance to visit local shops. We want to make people aware of all that commercial street has to offer, as it is pretty unique in Harrogate and generally overlooked and underrated - people don’t realise what they have on their doorstep! Some of the best independent shopping in Harrogate.
Since establishing the retailers group in October, they have surged forward with plans to put commercial street well and truly on the Harrogate map.
They have just launched their new Website www.commercial-street.co.uk where you can sign up for their monthly newsletter featuring special offers. They have also embraced technology in the form of QR codes - Look out for QR codes in the members’ shop windows where you can also sign up to their newsletter. They even have their own YouTube channel !
A new shop has opened on 27 Commercial Street, Foxy Antiques, next to Books for All - Foxy antiques and interiors is a unique shopping experience, selling an eclectic selection of antiques, vintage, retro and also brand new stock. There is always something new and unique to discover in our shop. At Foxy they love the unusual, which you’ll be sure to discover when you visit. A warm welcome is waiting for you and they are always happy to help you find just what you’re looking for!
There are 2 things that you need to know about Commercial Street. Firstly, our street is unique in Harrogate town centre, as all our shops, over 20, are independent, offering some of the most interesting shopping in Harrogate. Unless of course you add our 3 longstanding charity shops; Age UK, Shelter and Martin House Children’s Hospice, where your custom and donations really make a difference.
Secondly, who knew that over 50% of our shops have been here for over 10 years! Given the rise of out of town shopping, internet shopping and to say nothing of Covid’s impact that’s pretty extraordinary nowadays and pays testament to the level of service and expertise they offer.
Don’t forget as independent shops, the owners generally live, work and spend locally, so supporting locals supports others, keeps money in our local economy
There’s a real sense of community spirit and so much to explore. So if you’re visiting Commercial Street, here are some of our favourites.
A C Gallery
Books for All
Crown Jewellers of Harrogate
Crampton & Moore
White Rose Sewing
Bean & Bud
Mahiba’s beauty lounge
Rafis Spice Shop
Spread a little love & support
Commercial Street is a short walk from the bus & train station, and a convenient thoroughfare to the Convention Centre and many guest houses. There is plenty of on-street pay and display parking. We now even have a Co-Wheels car share scheme car conveniently located on our street.
Bored with the high street, want some individuality and a unique shopping experience, then visit Commercial Street in central Harrogate. Bursting with over 20 unique independent shops, where expert friendly service and incredible value abound.
A crafters delight, with White Rose Sewing the specialist sewing machine and haberdashery shop. If you are looking for some affordable artwork, or need a picture framing look no further than AC Gallery. Fancy a bit of pampering why not visit Mahiba’s who offer a range of beauty services from threading to eyelash extension or Henna art. Gents are spoilt for choice on Commercial Street with three highly rated Barbers; Bluebeards, Cirrus or Kurdish Style Barber.
Treat yourself to a piece of beautiful vintage, pre-loved or new jewellery from Crown Jewellers who have a beautiful selection of jewellery to suit most tastes and budget.
Who needs a Kindle, when there are 20,000 second-hand books to choose from at Books for All. Mr Arkwright’s is an Aladdin’s cave for the DIY enthusiast with an impressive selection of hardware, ironmongery and household and garden products.
For electrical appliances from top quality brands such as Sony, Panasonic and Hotpoint, talk to Crampton & Moore who will try to price match or beat other retailers. Iconic Vape is the place to go for all things e-cigarette and vaping with a huge selection of vape devices, liquids, batteries and much more. You’re guaranteed friendly, expert service.
When you need a break from exploring you can relax and recharge in Bean & Bud, our award-winning coffee shop and tea house, or Lilly’s Cafe, where everything is homemade, and you’ll find their legendary club sandwich!! If you have the late-night munchies then Chico’s will satisfy even the most demanding of appetites with their homemade pizzas, doner kebabs and burgers from late afternoon until late!
Finally, for foodies, we have a unique trio of shops to tickle your tastebuds. Why not treat yourself to fabulous seafood platter from Commercial Street’s newest shop, the award winning Tarbett’s fishmonger. Visit The Cheeseboard, Harrogate’s only specialist cheese shop, where you can pick the brains of a former World Cheese Judge to find the perfect cheese! If curry is your weakness make sure you visit Rafi’s Spice Box where they will custom make a curry pack to your taste – heat is optional!
Remember when you buy from a small family run business, you’re not helping a CEO buy a 3rd holiday home, you’re helping a little girl get dance lessons, a little boy get his team shirt & a mum and dad put food on the table!
All our shops look forward to welcoming you!
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