Floral and art installations to welcome visitors for shopping and alfresco dining in Princesshay

Princesshay re-opens after lockdown

Mary Youlden
Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 9:48pm

Retail stores will open their doors in Princesshay, Exeter from 12th April, following the recent update from the UK government allowing non-essential retail to re-open. Restaurants will also be opening for outdoor dining. The centre will welcome back shoppers and diners with new displays including a Bikes in Bloom display and a doorstep photography project.                                       

Five bikes spray painted in bold, bright colours and laden with planted flowers will pop up throughout Princesshay. A photo project capturing the last year on doorsteps in Exeter from photographer and writer Stephanie Darkes (Exploring Exeter) will be on display next to schuh.

The centre will also be home to a newly installed Co-Bikes station, connecting Princesshay directly to the city’s network of hugely popular Co Bikes, meaning shoppers now have more sustainable travel options than ever.

Michelle Menezes, Princesshay centre manager, said: “This last lockdown has been particularly tough for many and, spring is the perfect opportunity to adorn the centre with flowers and uplifting displays. We look forward to welcoming people back safely to enjoy the spring sunshine as they shop.

“We’ll be continuing with our Covid-secure measures, including additional cleaning, social distancing markers and queuing zones. We ask visitors to comply with social distancing rules in and around the centre and observe and follow individual store guidelines when inside the shops. We are looking forward to seeing visitors again soon.”

Princesshay is updating its website with store opening status and useful information for visitors.  www.princesshay.co.uk


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