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A quiet Valentine’s Day in Melbourne

Mark Fletcher
February 13th, 2021 · 1 Comment

I have been to my shops today, to see first hand what this new Covid lockdown looks like for Valentine’s shopping.

The Westfield shopping centre car parks were 95% empty. despite our shop being the only card outlet open, trade has been okay but not flash.

On the high street, as you may expect, it has been a usual pre-Valentine’s Saturday – good sales, plenty of shoppers.

Talking with some other Melbourne newsagents today, their experience has been the same.

I suspect things will have been more normal in regional Victoria.

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  • 1 James // Feb 16, 2021 at 9:01 AM

    For all those businesses that have closed in Melbourne and those in other locations that might be forced into “non essential” lock downs in the future, according to an article in todays Herald Sun, all you need to do is purchase some groceries and offer them for sale and all of a sudden you are “essential” and can remain open.

    Simples.

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