On Saturday, 3 July, Huddersfield’s leading wine merchants Hoults and Kwas, celebrate Arch Day 2021 by offering free wine.
All things grape
The two businesses will be offering free wine tastings and tasty local nibbles from 12pm to 4pm. They are located under the arches on Viaduct Street,
It is their way of thanking customers, both old and new, for their support through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Huddersfield BID will be providing entertainment at 2pm with a performance by Mirror Men.
For one night only, after the afternoon celebrations, Viaduct street will have a late-night opening from 4 – 10pm.
Huddersfield BID has identified the railway arches on Viaduct Street as a critical area to support in the coming years.
They are working towards bringing ‘Super Saturdays’ to Viaduct Street, first up with Mirror Men’s performance this Saturday (3 July)
The hidden gems on Viaduct Street are home to an eclectic mix of independent businesses since 1987.
“Delighted to be able to say thank you.”
Rob Hoult said, “In the 38 years, Hoults have been selling wine in Huddersfield. We’ve earned the loyalty and undying love of a great bunch of customers. In this last year and a half, our customers have stood us in good stead through all the rigours of lockdowns, closures and re-openings.
“By hook or by crook, we’ve kept the wine moving, and by golly, our customers have told us how much they’ve cherished a good glass of wine. This period has highlighted as never before how important we are to each other, and we’re delighted to be able to say thank you in this way.”
Duncan, the owner of KWAS, said, “It’s independent businesses like Hoults and Kwas that will drive the economic recovery in our town centre. So, as well as showcasing our own businesses, we hope that Arch Day 2021 will encourage some other independent businesses to take a look at the arches and maybe come and be our neighbours. Everybody needs good neighbours!”
What is Arch Day 2021?
Arch Day is a national celebration created by The Arch Company. It celebrates independent businesses and charities that operate underneath railway arches in England and Wales.
On Saturday 3 July, events will be held by businesses as part of the #loveyourlocalarches campaign. The campaign encourages the public to support independent businesses under railway arches. The day hosts a series of community-based events celebrating local arches.
Adam Dakin, Managing Director at The Arch Company, states: “We are proud to champion small businesses like Kwas and Hoult’s. The diverse mix of independent businesses who call the railway arches home play such an important role in communities across the country.
“The Arch Company is here to support these local arches, and seeing directly how our £10 million Hardship Fund has helped these businesses in Huddersfield survive the pandemic is really rewarding. Kwas and Hoult’s – and their creative partnership to mark Arch Day – offer a fantastic example of the brilliant businesses found within the unique spaces of the arches.”