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Hello again, folks! As you’re no doubt aware, “non-essential” retailers have been given the green light to re-open their shops from Monday 15th June. Not all shops are opening on that date and not all will be open for the entirety of their pre-lockdown hours.

Below are details of some of the shops that have shared their plans with us but please feel free to comment with any corrections or further updates, so that this post is as useful as possible.

Town Centre

But is it Art?
15th June planned re-opening but as yet not confirmed timings.

Jacobs the Jewellers
Opening from 9.30am on Monday 29th June.
You can pre-book appointments to help them manage customer numbers in-store and provide their usual level of expertise.

The Grumpy Goat
Re-opened on 9th June.
Hours: Tue-Fri, 11am to 7pm; Sat 10am to 6pm

Adrienne Henry Millinery
15th June; appointment only.
Hours will be reduced, please contact the business to book in.

Sonning Flowers
Opening from 16th June.

Crunch Comics
Opening Wednesday 17th June; Wednesdays and Saturdays, 11am-4pm
Additional days in future weeks will be advised.
Online ordering will still be available.

Eclectic Games
Opens from 15th June.
Mon & Tue, 10am-6pm; Thu-Sat, 10am-6pm

Vape Sage
15th June. Hours TBC.

Sweeney & Todd Pie Shop
Remains closed until the restaurant can re-open.


Griggs & Mackay
15th June; definitely 9.30am-5pm
Further detail to be announced on their social media.

17th June.
Open 3 days per week initially. Wed, 11am-5pm; Fri 11am-5pm; Sun 10am-4pm

15th June; regular hours to the best of our knowledge

15th June.
10am-4pm Tue-Sat.
Note that 3pm-4pm is for personal shopping appointments only. You can book these with the Cara team.

The Flower Shop
Open from 16th June.
Mon-Sat, 8.30am-5.30pm

Caversham Tiles
Already open and have been through lockdown.
Appointments are being taken for the Caversham showroom, with reduced hours of 9am-1pm during the week. Maidenhead is larger and social distancing measures are in place.

Cemetery Junction

Reading Stained Glass
15th June.
W/C 15th June, open Mon-Sat. W/C 22nd June onwards, open Tue-Sat.

Sew Devine
Shop remains closed.
Web and telephone services continue to operate and the workshop will be opened for repairs.


Woodley Pets
Has been open through lockdown but has now returned to regular trading hours:
Mon-Sat, 9.30am-5.30pm; Sun, 10am-4pm


The Racket Shop
16th June.
Tue-Fri, 4pm-7pm; Sat 9am-5pm.
Re-string services now require an appointment to be booked in advance.


James Bloor Jewellers
15th June.
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat – 9am to 4pm
Wed 9am to 3pm
Some appointments available after 4pm; contact the shop to ask for more info.