Enfield’s residents were in for a treat on Saturday 10 November as the town’s only pop-up shop, Cosy Cove, was opened by Nick de Bois, MP for Enfield North (pictured here with volunteers) and he was joined by Mark Rudling, Enfield Town Centre Manager.
The party-like atmosphere brought shoppers into the pop-up shop powered by volunteers on Retail Ready People, a 12-week skills development and volunteering programme which gives young people 16 – 25 year olds the chance to set up and run shops in empty units in their town. Visitors were plied with artisan cakes and other goodies, and a face painter decorated the faces of willing volunteers.
A space has been created where locals can celebrate the Enfield community, helping to repair some of the damage done to the area’s reputation following last year’s riots. Throughout November, Cosy Cove will be located at 16 Burleigh Way, and will be open Tuesdays to Sundays from 10am until 5pm plus evenings where the creative hub will come alive with workshops.
Shoppers can pick up items for a range of seasonal offerings, homeware, natural skincare products and other handmade products made by local people. 100% of the profits are donated to RT and vInspired.
Ellen Louise Patmore Head of the News and Promo team, said:
I’m super, super proud of the Enfield team at Cosy Cove. The launch all went brilliantly and I’m happy and excited for the following weeks. Thanks so much for the amazing journey that Retail Trust and vInspired have massively supported us on, and to all who are showing up to support to local community.”
See photos from the launch of Cosy Cove, and keep updated on Twitter @cosycoveretail and #retailready.
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