There are signs that Glasgow’s hospitality trade is picking up after new stores opened in January.
Figures from Price Waterhouse Cooper (PWC) recently showed that more than four shops a day were disappearing from Scotland’s high streets.
However, there’s hope that some are now bucking the trend by opening up businesses tailored to an emerging market.
Green Goose is Shawland’s newest deli, located on Minard Road, offering a wide array of Veggie/Vegan food and treats, ranging from their build your own salad and sandwich bar, soups, breakfast rolls and even a kids menu!.
Owner, Rachel Mitchell says that as a family of vegetarians and vegans they’ve always struggled to find decently priced foods with loads of choice.
They’re aiming to provide a range of Veggie/Vegan options at a reasonable price that people can afford on a regular basis, rather than just as a treat.
The company is also aiming to work with other small businesses that share their passion for sustainability. Striving to cut down on food miles, they are working on building a network of traceable products and will be changing what they cook based on the seasons.
Rachel and family live in the southside and felt that Shawlands was the perfect place to open their business as it has a great mix of people – inviting a decent amount of foot traffic with queens park being just a stone’s throw away.
Shawlands was named one of seven places in Scotland to make it into The Sunday Times Best Places to Live Guide for 2023. This was assessed by looking at factors like Schools, transport, culture and access to green spaces.
Praised for its “unbeatable coffee culture and range of independent businesses”, Shawlands has everything you could ask for – even its own nightclub!
With the development of new houses in Battlefield and plans to build 329 flats on the site of the once, well used Shawlands Arcade, it’s destined to get a lot busier.