More shops in Gainsborough get ready to re-open as coronavirus lockdown restrictions are lifted

Marshall’s Yard in Gainsborough is preparing to re-open more of the centre’s stores as the national lockdown restrictions are relaxed in the run up to Christmas.

Marshall’s Yard in Gainsborough has re-opened more of the centre’s stores
Marshall’s Yard in Gainsborough has re-opened more of the centre’s stores

Stores including Browns Department Store, Seasalt, Fat Face Card Factory and Coe and Co were closed earlier this month following the government’s ruling on non-essential retail.

Many have operated click and collect services, but all stores can now re-open their doors to shoppers in the run up to Christmas along with hair and beauty salons, nail bars and gyms.

Lincolnshire’s tier 3 category means that the centre’s restaurants will have to remain closed for now, although some are offering a takeaway service throughout December.

Marshalls Yard are also launching a pop up shop in the former Laura Ashley unit, where local, small businesses have been invited to sell their goods and produce on the run up to Christmas.

The new Snap Fitness Gym is also set to open mid-December and members can now sign up can sign up and enjoy and exclusive pre-opening offer of £26.99 per month.

Charlotte Toplass, tenant liaison executive, said: “The centre is all lit up and ready for Christmas now and looks really lovely.

“We are looking forward to more stores being able to re-open on Wednesday, December 2, and of course to welcoming more of our shoppers back to the centre for their Christmas shopping.”

Some stores will be opening longer hours in the run up to Christmas, please check the centre website,, for details of individual store opening times.

Everyone Active’s West Lindsey Leisure Centre has also re-opened following a month’s closure due to the coronavirus pandemic lockdown.

Kerry O’Neill, Everyone Active’s contract manager, said: “We’re very much looking forward to re-opening our centres and welcoming back the local community.

“After being closed for a month, this announcement from Government is the news the leisure industry has been eagerly awaiting.”

Coun Owen Bierley, leader of West Lindsey District Council, said: “The council is pleased to see that the leisure centres in the district are able to open again.”

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