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Brewery Square announces gradual re-opening of restaurants and cafés

Dorchester’s Brewery Square will see the re-opening of various eateries in the coming weeks, following Government advice that all restaurants, cafés and bars can open from 4th July 2020.

Zizzi will open its doors for a dine-in service on Friday 31st July, followed by Pizza Express on 6th August.

Costa Coffee has been offering a takeaway-only service in the past weeks, alongside Seventh Seal’s café and Hendover Café, all of which are now fully open again with social distancing and safety measures in place. Wagamama continues to operate on a takeaway basis until its restaurant re-opens for dine-in on the week commencing 10th August.

Vivo Lounge has also re-opened its doors for dine-in and takeaway, Creams Café for takeaway, and the Premier Inn Hotel has also reopened to guests visiting the area.

The eateries will join Brewery Square’s shops which have now all officially re-opened. This includes Joules, HOBBS, Phase Eight, Morrish and Banham, Situ, Belle Modelle, Avenue Interiors, Woods Furniture, Vinyl Van, Stems Florist, Seventh Seal, Loco Loves, Jacqueline’s Boutique, Gallery On The Square, Margo & Mya, Copper Street Brewery and Dorchester Art Gallery.

Charlotte Spracklen, centre manager at Brewery Square, commented: “Businesses at Brewery Square have worked incredibly hard preparing for their re-openings, ensuring they can provide visitors with a safe, enjoyable experience. With many successfully accommodating customers with delivery and takeaway options over the lockdown period, it’s inspiring to see more doors open as we join forces to welcome visitors back to Brewery Square.”

Health, beauty and fitness businesses to also reopen their doors this month include Anytime Fitness, The Highbrow Clinic and Aesthetics and Thomas J William Hair and Beauty Design.

Property sales and lettings agents Maxgate Properties and Dorset Hideaways are also open for those looking for a new property, or a local getaway break.

Brewery Square has implemented new health and safety measures on site, to ensure the wellbeing of all shoppers, staff, and businesses. Brewery Square has been offering support to all on-site businesses by providing health and safety guidelines, as well as additional 2 metre distancing floor stickers and PPE equipment if needed.

Additional health and safety measures at the Square include newly placed sanitising stations, floor stickers in places where queuing is likely, and daily door handle cleaning. With visitor and staff wellbeing at front of mind, Brewery Square has also made the decision for fountains to remain switched off until next year.

Business opening times will vary, so customers are advised to check the Brewery Square website at and business’ own social media channels for up to date information. Additional re-opening plans will be announced in due course.

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