The post-pandemic High Street is looking bleaker after Thorntons announced the closure of all 61 of their shops.
The convenience of online shopping has overtaken the need to go out, putting the future of the Great British High Street in jeopardy as more people chose to have their shopping brought to them.
Lee Roberts, operations manager at Lincoln Business Improvement Group said: “The empty units on the High Street make it look as though no investment is going into the city centre.
“However, Lincoln BIG are currently working on a project to make these empty shops less of an eye sore.”
Sally Blackman, 42 from Bardney is eager to get back to the High Street and wants to make a conscious effort to support the shops when they reopen.
She added: “You don’t always miss what you’ve got until it’s gone. It’s sad to see shops closing that you always remember being there.”
Mr Roberts said: “People are craving that retail experience, interacting with people, and touching products.
“We may still see some more shop closures before the end of lockdown. But if the government’s roadmap goes ahead as planned, many businesses will be saved.”