Here is your first guide to 2014. Photographs, in more or less the order they were taken, of Independent Liverpool. Cafés, shops, artists, musicians, pubs, streets, bakeries, restaurants, enterprises, wine bars, street markets and even supermarkets. Every last one of them, though, an independent. So a celebration of what makes Liverpool (and Wirral) so special. Along with us lot, the people of Liverpool, these are the life-blood of the place.
Mind you, because they’re independent they’ll mostly be off today, New Year’s Day, just like you probably are. Not driven to service the endless greed of the corporate shareholders. But the rest of the year these are just some of the Liverpool Independents who make our place so special. And remember, the money you spend with all of these stays here.
And I’m not going to do titles and directions to them all. If you’re from Liverpool or Wirral you’ll probably know where most of them are. If you don’t, just ask me.
And of course the title of this post is a clear reference to the idea of the year – the Independent Liverpool Card. Not just a discount card, but also a celebration and a campaign. So we don’t become an anywhere town of carbon copy cut-and-paste corporate chains.
By the way, not all of the places pictured are covered by the Independent Liverpool Card, or not yet anyway!