It’s been a tough week for Douglas folk.
More than 50 traders are out of business as a result of the huge blaze in Douglas Car Park on Saturday night, with part of the multi-story structure facing demolition as a result of fire damage.
The show must go on however, and the organisers of Douglas Farmer’s Market have confirmed that the stalls will be set up as usual this Saturday morning.
As a gesture of good will, Volcano Pizza is offering free pizza to retail workers who are missing shifts in Douglas Shopping Centre.
One hour of free parking will be provided at The Gate Cinema car park, and locals are using the #DouglasIsOpenForBusiness to encourage people to drop by and support traders as the village recovers.
We can’t think of a better excuse to stock up on fresh bread, free range eggs, juice and excellent coffee.