Coleraine retailers reopen and are now ready...for you!

Lauren Stewart from Coleraine BIDLauren Stewart from Coleraine BID
Lauren Stewart from Coleraine BID
Venders across Coleraine town, known as the Capital of the Causeway Coast, have been delighted to raise the shutters, open their doors and welcome some new and familiar faces as they reopen for business over the past week.

Stores and retailers across Coleraine are boosting their impressive safety measures put in place to ensure the shopping experience is not only safe for all it’s visitors but also an enjoyable and socially distanced welcoming environment.

Adjusting to our ‘new normal’ has inspired local businesses to think inventively on ensuring Coleraine is a safe shopping town to visit with remapping the flow of customers throughout shopping and dining spaces, adapting their payment options and introducing new booking systems plus much, much more.

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Business have also ensured that all staff are trained to the highest standard on sanitation as well as being up-to-date on all the Government guideline restrictions.

Simon Colquhoun, store director of Moores of ColeraineSimon Colquhoun, store director of Moores of Coleraine
Simon Colquhoun, store director of Moores of Coleraine

Historically Coleraine was the market town of the North Coast which allows ample space for the safe movement of visitors making use of the wide pedestrian areas, outdoor seating areas and the 2,000 car parking spaces within the vicinity.

The boost for Coleraine is being supported and promoted by the Coleraine Business Development Improvement District (BID) which exists to ensure the town achieves its full potential through working with local businesses and retailers to invest and reap opportunities for improvement.

This not only benefits local businesses but also encourages more customers to come to town with the knowledge they are in safe hands.

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Highlighting the welcome boost to the Coleraine area, Jamie Hamill, BID Development Manager commented on these developments: “It is wonderful to see the high street retailers and quality independent stores within Coleraine opening their doors once again, and many with fantastic promotions and offers on.

Jamie Hamill Manager from Coleraine BIDJamie Hamill Manager from Coleraine BID
Jamie Hamill Manager from Coleraine BID

“Following a tough few months of lockdown, isolating and online shopping, the visitors I have been speaking to are very thankful for local businesses opening up again.

“It’s clear from chatting to the locals also that they have really missed the town as it provides some retail therapy and a sense of community as you always meet someone you haven’t seen in a while.

“Now that hospitality, hairdressers and beauty salons as well as retail are reopening, this will really add to a fuller visitor experience.

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“We would really want to urge visitors travelling to the North Coast for a day out or a staycation that they pop for a visit and rediscover Coleraine as it is a beautiful, historic and vibrant place which is for everyone to enjoy.”

Stuart Leslie Gems JewellersStuart Leslie Gems Jewellers
Stuart Leslie Gems Jewellers

Local faces extended a kind thank you to the public for supporting and shopping local during the pandemic, through a social media video which was produced and shared by Coleraine BID on their social media channels.

Visit ‘Our Coleraine’ on Facebook ( to watch and find out all the latest on stores opening, interviews with retailers and much more.

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