Rushden Lakes is back in business with more stores re-opening

The M&S cafe, Greggs and Canoe2 have now re-opened at the shopping complex

By Stephanie Weaver
Tuesday, 23rd June 2020, 3:29 pm

Shoppers will be able to pick up a hot drink from the M&S cafe as it joins the list of stores which are now open at Rushden Lakes.

The M&S cafe has re-opened for takeaway and will be open from 9am to 3pm seven days a week.

It adds to the growing list of stores which have re-opened at the shopping complex just off the A45, including Greggs which also re-opened last week.

It is open from 7am to 5pm but it is only taking card payments.

Canoe2 has also re-opened with the team initially starting with 'Paddle-Out-And-Back’ paddles on Saturdays and Sundays for two, four or six hours.

Then from July 4, they will be open seven days a week including downstream paddles, overnight B&B stays plus pedalo and katakanu hire.

Availability is limited and booking is essential by calling the team on 01933 522223.

Shoppers queuing to get into Primark at Rushden Lakes on June 15

With non-essential stores being allowed to re-open from June 15, shoppers have been able to return to their favourite shops including Primark, House of Fraser, River Island and JD Sports.

The centre management team took every precaution to ensure the safety and well-being of staff and visitors ahead of re-opening.

This included the introduction of additional cleaning and hygiene measures on site, social distancing signage, hand sanitising stations and the introduction of queuing/one way systems.

The team continue to follow these precautions and monitor the situation closely.

In addition, the path around Skew Bridge Lake has also been re-opened by The Wildlife Trust BCN.

Visitors are being asked to follow the footpaths, keep dogs on a lead and continue to follow social distancing guidelines.

Food shops and restaurants such as JamaicaBlue, Heavenly Desserts, Five Guys, Blue Mountain Yard, Costa, Bewiched and Magazine Heaven continue to offer take-away services only.

It is not yet known when they will be able to fully re-open to guests and offer eat-in dining, but this will be in-line with the latest government advice.

The toilet facilities, located on the boardwalk, are open to the public during centre opening hours with social distancing measures in place.

Donna French, Rushden Lakes centre manager, said: “It was great to welcome visitors back to Rushden Lakes.

"Everyone was extremely respectful of the new regulations in place and we would like to thank everybody who visited for helping to make it a safe and pleasant place to shop.”

For an up-to-date list of the store opening status and any extra useful information for visitors, shoppers can click here

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