It’s been a busy month for the Dig-In team. Since November, not only have we launched our Community Share Offer but we now have a premesis in Brunstfield to call home.
119 Bruntsfield Place (previously Smart Cartridge) has had a little makeover since we got the keys on December 1st. The team have been painting the walls and scrubbing the surfaces to get the shop prepared for the next step, turning it into YOUR community Green Grocer.
We opened our doors for the first time on December 4th just in time for the Bruntsfield Christmas lights switch on (hooray!). The evening was about more than just lights though, it’s the night where local stores band together and keep their doors open later so people can do their Christmas shopping from some Edinburgh’s finest independent retailers.
During the evening we had lots of curious newcomers as well as our fair share of long time supporters stop by and get a glimpse of the new space. As well as spreading the message about Dig-In, we enjoyed some traditional mulled wine and even had a little drawing competition.
So what’s next? Well now we have the task of raising a whopping £30,000 to get the shop open. There’s already been an overwhelming response to our community share offer which is incredible but we have to keep going. Expect events and doors open days in the shop where you can stop by, meet the team and learn more about Dig-In. Keep an eye on the blog for updates.
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