Afflecks set to re-open this week with an “Afflecks Christmas”

The Manchester institution is gearing up for a big Christmas indeed...

By Manchester's Finest | 1 December 2020

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Beloved independent shopping institution Afflecks will reopen to the public on Wednesday 2nd December at 10:30am marking the beginning of an “Afflecks Christmas”.

The whole eclectic Afflecks family will be open for the ultimate independent Christmas shopping experience as traders invite Mancunians to shop local and small this festive season.

Over 50 local, independent businesses will be open for extra special Christmas shopping with all four floors of the emporium open 7 days a week right up until Christmas Eve, and operating under COVID-19 safety guidelines.

The COVID-19 crisis has presented an incredibly challenging time for the dozens of small, creative enterprises in the building. The second forced closure of the year has had a huge impact on their businesses and the retailers are delighted to be able to welcome their customers into the building again with the support of the owners of Afflecks, Bruntwood Works.

Miki Christi, Manager of The Manchester Shop at Afflecks said “we are SO excited to be opening again, we actually cannot wait to see everyone’s lovely faces.

“It’s a weird Christmas and not the festive season we all know and love but it’s more important than ever I think to give thoughtful, one-of-a-kind gifts and support local, independent businesses. So come and see us and let’s make this an Afflecks Christmas”

Andrea George, Director of Retail at Bruntwood Works commented: “We’re so pleased that our iconic Afflecks is able to reopen on the 2nd– just in time for Christmas and a crucial trading period for the businesses. We are proud to support the whole family of independent enterprises at Afflecks this Christmas, and they’re very looking forward to welcoming customers back!”