New window display to welcome shoppers

Published Tuesday 16 March 2021

An innovative and eye-catching window display is now adorning an empty shop in Market Harborough town centre.

Following the closure of The Edinburgh Woollen Mill on The Square in Market Harborough, Harborough District Council has installed a new vinyl image print in the window of the shop which is currently vacant.

The stylish imagery is fitting for the prominent and classic building of the former clothing store on The Square. The display creates an illusion of a fully furbished store, hopefully as a sign of positive things to come for the vacant shop.

The installation comes as non-essential retailers prepare to re-open their doors and welcome customers back from 12 April 2021.

The Economic Development team at the Council hopes to continue to refashion vacant shop or retail units in town centres across the district, not only to improve the shopping experience for visitors, but also to attract potential businesses.

The team is also continuing to promote our town centres in Harborough District as safe places to shop and visit, encouraging visitors to wear face coverings in shops, maintain social distancing and regularly wash hands and make use of hand sanitisation stations located within shops and around the town centres.

Cllr King, Leader of Harborough District Council, said: “We want to ensure that customers are coming back to all our town centres feeling welcome and safe. Initiatives like the window display in Market Harborough town centre really add to the positive feel in the town, with our fantastic range of local, independent shops, restaurants and services.”

Shoppers can look out for the new shop window installation on The Square in Market Harborough. Follow the Economic Development team on social media for updates on future projects on Twitter @HarboroughVisit and @InvestHarbDist.

If you would like to get in touch with Economic Development about any long-standing vacant shop units in Harborough District, please email


Pictures of Cllr King, Leader of Harborough District Council, with the window display are available on request. Please email: