This third lockdown has been long and drawn-out but now that society has started to unlock, Salisbury folk will be able to visit a couple of places that weren't there before.

That's because, while residents spent most of their time indoors, some were busy setting up new businesses ready for last week's much-anticipated reopening.

Coffee shops, bars, a new pet shop and garage are among the establishments that opened their doors for the first time in the past few weeks and months.

All of them are family-run and keen to make a positive contribution to the city and all it has to offer.

Below are five businesses that opened in Salisbury during lockdown.

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1. The Salisbury Orangery

Salisbury Journal: The Salisbury OrangeryThe Salisbury Orangery

Situated in the old Compleat Artist building on Crane Street, The Salisbury Orangery opened on Saturday April 10.

It is a sister store of The Winchester Orangery, on The Square, Winchester.

Manager Callum Mousley says he is "pleased to bring our specialty coffee to Salisbury". 

2. Sonder Coffee

Salisbury Journal: Sonder CoffeeSonder Coffee

This new coffee shop opened on April 13 at 35 High Street.

It serves Extract Coffee and baked goods.

3. The Wood Bar

Salisbury Journal: The Wood BarThe Wood Bar

This new pop-up bar has had an overwhelming welcome from residents and visitors after launching in two of the city’s parks over the Easter break.

The Wood Bar will now stay open 7 days a week at both locations (Churchill Gardens and Victoria Park) until at least the end of September.

The bar serves locally roasted coffee, cakes and ice cream and has outdoor seating at both locations.

4. Clearway Pets

Salisbury Journal: Owner Emily AdamsonOwner Emily Adamson

A new pet shop has opened in Cross Keys Shopping Centre, in the space previously occupied by A-Plan Insurance. 

The business is run by Mike and Emily Adamson, aged 26 and 22, who are both from Salisbury and have worked in pet shops in the past.  

The shop has been open since February 6.

5. Munich Motorworks

Salisbury Journal: Stuart and Karen Musselwhite and Tom EspirStuart and Karen Musselwhite and Tom Espir

Located at Harnham Trading Estate, this new garage has only been open for a few weeks.

It is run by Stuart and Karen Musselwhite and Stuart's former apprentice Tom Espir.

Karen lost her job during the pandemic, something that inspired her and her husband to take the plunge and open their dream business.

The garage specialises in BMW and Mini but offers services such as repairs, maintenance and software updates for vehicles of all makes.

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