The Government’s announcement that Manchester’s pubs, restaurants, hotels, social clubs and galleries will be able to reopen on July 4, 2020, has been welcomed by Peter Gallagher, head of global real estate advisory firm Colliers International’s Manchester Office.
“Manchester is just not used to being a quiet place,” Peter said. “Our vibrant hospitality sector is tightly bound to the fabric of the city. We are known throughout the world for our unique offering of big national chains alongside independent local entrepreneurs who create a day and night time economy for all tastes. In the region as a whole the visitor economy is worth over £8billion and supports over 100,000 jobs locally, so its restart is crucial to stimulating a much-anticipated awakening of wider commercial activity
“Reducing the social distancing measures to 1m+ is going to significantly help those businesses who feared running at a loss with 2m measures in place. Now businesses have a real chance to get their staff back to work and make up for the lost time of the past three months.”