Unicorn will be closing for 2 weeks at the start of our build project
Over 24 years we’ve made countless shop improvements, extensions and modifications whilst managing to continue trading (involving some fairly hilarious behind the scenes scrambles and all-nighters). But in April 2021, for the first time ever, we are closing for a fortnight, to allow us to carry out much needed structural, environmental and internal improvements to the building. It’s not been an easy process deciding to do this, but we’ve been putting off some of the work for years and there are jobs we just can’t do whilst staying open.
We will be open as normal on Good Friday and Saturday, then closed from the 4th-18th April.
We are extending the building to give the veg area much needed extra space, and to deal with the produce overheating caused by our glass porch in the summer months.
You may have noticed our flooring has been tatty for a number of years, it is held down with duct tape in places. It is a huge task to replace it – the sub-floor underneath needs major repairs, and all the shelving units have to come out. So we’re taking this opportunity to also replace the shelving (which we built when we moved into this space back in in 2003!) and create a better layout.
We’re really sorry for the disruption, we hope you will be able to plan and shop ahead and bear with us. We are really excited about the project, and hope you’ll all think it’s worth it once it’s done. Work will continue into May, but from the 19th April we will be trading as normal (albeit with a temporary entrance at the other end of the building). We’ll keep you updated here, in the shop and on social media.