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We all know lockdown has had a massive impact on businesses, not least the local high street, but as lockdown restrictions have been eased, the brand new sustainable urban high street has emerged in the form of Goodsheds in Barry. 

Barry has benefitted from a regeneration over the past few years, which have included new housing developments, the transformation of The Pump House and now Goodsheds which has been a huge success since its opening on 26th August.  

Located on Hood Road in Barry, Goodsheds promote a “Goodvibes, Goodliving, Goodwork” attitude which sees a mix of small independent retailers, local food outlets as well office space and serviced apartments, all housed in shipping containers; making it the first of its kind in the UK.

Some of the Indies you can find at the Goodsheds include Banter Cards, Spectrum Collections, as well as vintage hairdressers VHS Barry and womenswear from The Box Edit Boutique. The popular food court has also been taking Instagram by storm too, with snaps of visitors from all across Cardiff and The Vale enjoying delights from some of the local food outlets including Meat and Greak, Mr Croquewich, Tokyo Nights, Friends In Knead, Babhaus, Dusty Knuckle and many more!

Pic Credit: @properlushh on Instagram

Pic Credit: @properlushh on Instagram

Pic Credit: @properlushh on Instagram

Goodsheds have also ensured they are keeping in line with government guidelines regarding social distancing and keeping visitors safe, with increased cleaning, hand sanitizer stations and one way system. They have also implemented the Yeollo app for ordering food for eating in as well as takeaway – which was hugely popular especially over the bank holiday weekend.

I think you’ll agree that the Goodsheds development is testament to the perseverance of not just the developers and construction workers who worked to get the new site up and running, but also the small businesses and the public who have come out to support them in their new home. The crisis put an incredible amount of pressure on small businesses, however we hope that Goodsheds is a sign of businesses now being able to move forward and start enjoying the good times to come.

For more information on Goodsheds, you can visit their website and follow them on Instagram.