Spark:York reborn as a collection and delivery hub

Ready to Spark:Go. Photograph: Spark:York on Facebook
18 Mar 2020 @ 7.17 am
| Business

It was Spark:York. Now it’s Spark:Go.

The business and food hub on Piccadilly announced it was closing to the public with immediate effect on Monday (16 March) owing to coronavirus.

But Spark:York will be reborn as a collection service from noon today (Wednesday).

Spark:Go will offer “a collection service from our front entrance,” its directors announced, following a positive meeting with tenants.

“This will be clearly marked with signage, and strictly managed to ensure safety and cleanliness is of the highest level. “

And a delivery service is set to follow.

Here’s how it works

Spark:York

Here’s how it works, as set out by the Spark folk: ⁣

  • All payments will be contactless on collection. ⁣
  • They’d like to encourage bulk and bigger orders to reduce social contact, and increase revenue for their businesses. ⁣
  • Menus and pricing will be simplified to allow for easy ordering. ⁣
  • Individual orders must be made with businesses via the telephone, pre-ordering is encouraged. ⁣
  • All packaging will be sustainable and eco-friendly to ensure this does not cost the planet.

 A delivery service should be live in the coming days, with a more complex multi trader ordering system in development. ⁣

Spark thanked York design agency Lazenby Brown for creating “some beautiful branding for us in a matter of hours”.

And Spark director Tom McKenzie added:

  • We’d just like to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to all the love shown to Spark and the businesses that exist here over the last 24 hours.

    All your messages of support having given us a collective energy today that means this next phase now feels possible.