It was Spark:York. Now it’s Spark:Go.
The business and food hub on Piccadilly announced it was closing to the public with immediate effect on Monday (16 March) owing to coronavirus.
But Spark:York will be reborn as a collection service from noon today (Wednesday).
Spark:Go will offer “a collection service from our front entrance,” its directors announced, following a positive meeting with tenants.
“This will be clearly marked with signage, and strictly managed to ensure safety and cleanliness is of the highest level. “
And a delivery service is set to follow.
Here’s how it works
Here’s how it works, as set out by the Spark folk:
- All payments will be contactless on collection.
- They’d like to encourage bulk and bigger orders to reduce social contact, and increase revenue for their businesses.
- Menus and pricing will be simplified to allow for easy ordering.
- Individual orders must be made with businesses via the telephone, pre-ordering is encouraged.
- All packaging will be sustainable and eco-friendly to ensure this does not cost the planet.
A delivery service should be live in the coming days, with a more complex multi trader ordering system in development.
Spark thanked York design agency Lazenby Brown for creating “some beautiful branding for us in a matter of hours”.
And Spark director Tom McKenzie added:
We’d just like to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to all the love shown to Spark and the businesses that exist here over the last 24 hours.
All your messages of support having given us a collective energy today that means this next phase now feels possible.