PUBLISHED: 19:00 27 March 2019 charlotte Smith-Jarvis No.5 Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds. Picture: RACHEL EDGE Rachel Edge No.5 Angel Hill to bring European style coffee culture to the west Suffolk town. No.5 Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds. Picture: RACHEL EDGENo.5 Angel Hill (formerly The Scandinavia Coffee House) holds a special place in the hearts of new owners Charlie and Tanya Athorne. Overlooking one of Bury St Edmunds’ most iconic spots, with views to the Abbey Gardens and Cathedral, it was here Tanya had her first job in the UK, studying in the language school above. Working just a few steps away as pastry chef at the Angel Hotel was Charlie. The pair met, fell in love, and have been visiting the café ever since, with Charlie saying they thought of previous owner Pauline as “like a distant auntie. She’d give us advice on life and all kinds of things so this place is really special to us.”The couple bought the business last … [Read more...] about Take a look inside this new Bury St Edmunds cafe
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Opinion PUBLISHED: 11:30 02 February 2019 Paul Geater Despite all the talk of internet shopping, most Christmas presents were bought from shops. Picture: PAUL GEATER Archant Today it feels as if the High Street – the mythical heart of every town and city across the country – is under more pressure than ever before. The news that Pret a Manger is not coming to Ipswich was a big blow to the town centre. Picture: ARCHANTMuch has been written and spoken about which stores/restaurants/bank branches will be next to close – but how close are we to knowing why this existential threat to so many businesses, and indeed whole districts, is happening?And why are some shops seen as vulnerable while others are apparently bucking the trend? And can things be turned around for those facing problems?New technology – the rise of internet shopping – is one reason often given for the crisis in retailing and it no doubt is a factor. Over … [Read more...] about Can High Streets in towns like Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds survive the current upheavals?
PUBLISHED: 19:21 13 January 2019 | UPDATED: 19:24 13 January 2019 Mariam Ghaemi The Arc surface car park, which is managed by St Edmundsbury Borough Council Picture: MARIAM GHAEMI Archant Full ‘pay on exit’ parking facilities in Bury St Edmunds are off the agenda currently due to concerns over traffic congestion. Bury BID chief executive Mark Cordell in the Arc shopping centre in Bury St Edmunds Picture: OUR BURY ST EDMUNDSAllowing shoppers and workers to pay at the end of their stay in town centre car parks has been a long-running campaign of the Business Improvement District group, Ourburystedmunds.But a report by officers of St Edmundsbury Borough Council, which manages the car parks, said issues of occupancy at peak times “undoubtedly limits our ability to deliver a pay on exit payment facility”.The report, to the overview and scrutiny committee, also said plans for a new car park “will not be progressed at the current … [Read more...] about Pay on exit parking in Bury St Edmunds could ‘risk significant congestion’ at peak times
PUBLISHED: 10:12 28 December 2018 Jessica Hill Norwich Chapelfield HMV store. Picture: Nick Butcher Archant © 2018 Music retailer HMV is at risk of becoming the first high street casualty after Christmas as it teeters on the brink of administration. HMV in Chapelfield Mall. Photo: Bill SmithHMV has stores in the Arc in Bury St Edmunds, in the Sailmakers shopping centre in Ipswich and in Culver Swquare in Colchester.The group, which trades from 130 stores and employs 2,200 staff, has filed a notice of intention to appoint administrators amid a cash crisis at the firm.If HMV was to go bust, it would be the second time it has collapsed in recent years, having filed for administration in 2013, after which it was acquired by its current owner, Hilco.KPMG is understood to be waiting in the wings to undertake the process, with an administration set to be announced as early as Friday.HMV’s potential collapse was first reported by Sky News.High business … [Read more...] about Thousands of jobs at risk, including some in Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and Colchester, as HMV nears collapse
PUBLISHED: 15:34 17 December 2018 David Vincent The mayor of St Edmundsbury, Margaret Marks, who judge the competition with the winners at Loft & Spires on the Cornhill, Bury St Edmunds Picture: OUR BURY ST EDMUNDS Archant Staff at a Bury St Edmunds home and gift shop are celebrating after their window display was judged to be the most festive in town. The mayor of St Edmundsbury, Margaret Marks, who judge the competition with the winners at Loft & Spires on the Cornhill, Bury St Edmunds Picture: OUR BURY ST EDMUNDS A different judge is invited to choose the winner each year in the competition organised by Our Bury St Edmunds, which runs the Business Improvement District.This year the task fell to the Mayor of St Edmundsbury councillor Margaret Marks who also picked out the two runners up. They were another previous winner and runner up last year, florist Tudor Rose in Hatter Street and Bury Sewing & Knitting in St Johns Street.Councillor … [Read more...] about Annual competition run by Our Bury St Edmunds BID