THE owners of a ‘magical’ coffee shop and dessert bar in Ormskirk have been celebrating their first year of trading with a socially-distanced party.
Mandrakes on St Helens Road, which also incorporates an Experience Rooms and a Gift Shop, is owned by Aileen Piper and Gail Leverton-Usher and inspired by JK Rowling’s Harry Potter books.
They said: “It has been non-stop interest since opening in August 2019 and we were booked out right up until March 2020. Then Covid 19 hit us all.
“Since re-opening three weeks ago we have been inundated for bookings and can not thank all the magical and non magical folk enough for their support and well wishes.
“It has been a fantastic success and has brought people to Ormskirk from all over the UK and even from as far afield as Australia, Mexico and the USA to name a few.
“We are viewed as a tourist attraction which again is fantastic for Ormskirk and for the footfall to the market town.
“We are currently looking to expand Mandrakes A Magical Experience and hope to be opening our second shop very soon so watch this space.”