Leith businesses are being urged to submit their application for ‘best dressed’ shop front as the closing date is today.
Applications to be Leith’s Shop Idol are being accepted until close of business this afternoon. After the closing date, businesses will then be asked to transform their window display before ‘Windows Week’ on the 13th-16th February 2012.
The business judged to have the ‘Most Improved’ shop front will then win themselves £3,000 towards their business.
Forms can be downloaded at www.leithshopidol.co.uk or for more information call Sarah Woodford on 0131 529 3527
Urbane Furniture Director, Garry Scott, said:- “What a great initiative to encourage shopkeepers in Leith to think a little harder about the appearance of their shop fronts. By giving shop window displays a bit of thought not only will they attract more customers and give the area a more interesting look, but also the business could win £3,000. You’d have to be crazy not to enter!”
So far 24 businesses have submitted an application to Leith Shop Idol. Those who have entered are:
Annie Mo’s, Great Junction Street
Altogether Edinburgh, Leith Walk
Braid Vets, Leith Walk
Bra Bogah, Easter Road
The Bed Shop, Leith Walk
Flux, Bernard Street
Pilrig Motors, Leith Walk
Aslam Jewellers, Leith Walk
Royal Artizana, Leith Walk
St Columba’s House, Leith Walk
Ecos Café, Leith Walk
Griffen Fitness, Balfour Street
Concept Clothing, Great Junction Street
Urbane Furniture, Haddington Place
Bethany Charity Store, Easter Road
The White Petal Company, Easter Road
Afreen Fashion, Constitution Street
Emma Hall, Haddington Place
Coffee H@ME Internet Café, Leith Walk
The Manna House, Easter Road
Natural Collection, Montrose Street
Laiba Boutique, Leith Walk
Kaawa Bistro Café Bar, Leith Walk
Harburn Hobbies, Leith Walk
This initiative is part of the Council’s commitment to Building Stronger Town Centres across Edinburgh and three town centre coordinators are involved in a variety of projects to promote their area.