DIVERSIFICATION- more businesses change their ways to cope.
From our members the Dorset Echo:
If you like pina coladas… you can get them delivered right to your door.
A Weymouth cocktail bar has brought smiles to many faces in more ways than one.
Like many businesses, The Nook has had to adapt after being forced to close during the coronavirus crisis.
You might not be able to spend your Saturday nights partying in The Nook at the moment – but The Nook will come to you.
The bar has launched a cocktail home delivery service – and has advertised its new scheme with a tongue-in-cheek sign in a nod to its neighbours.
The poster has been well-received on its social media page, with the bar stating: “We just couldn’t resist. Small business, big business…we’re all in this together.”
The business is owned by Amy and Gareth Burton, who bought the bar eight years ago and are clearly passionate about it and its place in the community.
With the delivery service going well, the couple have been doing a twice weekly drop to the ambulance base in Weymouth of pizzas and chips to keep staff going during lockdown.
Amy said: “The cocktail home delivery service has really taken us by surprise. It was an idea born out of absolute desperation. We were devastated at having to close and were determined to still make our cocktails and get them out to people and survive this. We have been so overwhelmed with the way in which people are ordering.
“Customers are not only buying pizza and cocktails for themselves but they are also sending them as gifts and little pick-me-up packages to colleagues, family and friends, especially if it’s a birthday or anniversary or big occasion.
“Some of the messages we are writing on the gift bags are so uplifting and feel good. Despite all the turmoil, people just seem to want to reach out to their nearest and dearest and let them know they are there.”
- Gareth and Amy Burton with son Bruce, who has been painting window rainbow pictures for the NHS