PUBLISHED: 15:50 26 March 2019 | UPDATED: 15:50 26 March 2019 James Carr Cupola House, in Bury St Edmunds, is set to be transformed into a new Japanese restaurant. Photo:Fleurets. Archant A Grade 1 listed building in the heart of Bury St Edmunds is set to be transformed into a new authentic Japanese restaurant. The destruction at Cupola House, in The Traverse, Bury St Edmunds, caused by fire. Picture: Mariam Ghaemi.Cupola House, in the Traverse, will reopen later this year as Sakura. The beautiful building has stood proudly in the town centre since 1693 when it was built as a private home.However, it has taken on many guises in its tumultuous history.The property has long been linked to English author Daniel Defoe - famed for having written Robinson Crusoe. The destruction at Cupola House, in The Traverse, Bury St Edmunds, caused by fire. Picture: Mariam Ghaemi.Defoe is reported to have visited Bury St Edmunds in 1704, having just served a prison sentence … [Read more...] about New Japanese restuarnt to open in Bury St Edmunds
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Allison Knight who will bring her business to St Olaves Precinct Picture: SUBMITTED Archant A Bury St Edmunds estate could see the return of its post office after plans were given the green light. St Olaves Precinct in Bury St Edmunds Picture: GOOGLE MAPSA planning application for a vegan café and post office at 6 St Olaves Precinct on the town’s Howard estate was approved by St Edmundsbury Borough Council yesterday. The former post office at the precinct closed in February 2017 and is now a Papa John’s pizza outlet. MORE: Post office could return with vegan shop and grocersAllison Knight, 52, owner of Allison’s Eatery, said she is “excited and scared” about her new vegan shop venture at the popular precinct. “It was great to get planning permission,” she said. “I’ll hopefully sign the lease in the next few weeks and fingers crossed everything will go well.Ernie Broom, chairman of the Howard Estate Association of Residents … [Read more...] about A post office could return to a Bury St Edmunds estate
PUBLISHED: 21:38 12 March 2019 | UPDATED: 21:38 12 March 2019 Jason Noble Local democracy reporter Police and the council hope that the updated orders will stop racing around the streets of Bury St Edmunds. Picture: MICK WEBB capelman Measures to tackle boy racers around Bury St Edmunds have been given the green light, with councillors saying homes have had to put up with issues for too long. Robert Everitt said it would allow decisive and effective action to be taken. Picture: CHRIS SHIMWELLThe joint executive at West Suffolk Council unanimously approved an extension to the town’s public safety protection order (PSPO) – an order which allows police and councils to tackle problem behaviours more stringently.The order means those who rev engines loudly, race around the streets, do donuts or carry out related anti-social behaviour can be stopped by police, PCSOs or council officers.Failing to adhere to the rules of the PSPO is a criminal offence, … [Read more...] about Bury St Edmunds boy racer measures agreed – here’s what has been outlawed
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