The Drill Hall, St Ives Brings New Life To The Town

 The former Drill Hall on Chapel Street, St Ives has been brought to life by Pete Eddy, a local businessman, who purchased the hall in 2004. Over the past year, the building has been sympathetically restored to provide 7 new premises for businesses to develop in the very popular beach resort.

Over the past 12 months, we have been liaising with Pete Eddy to make sure that the building was brought back to life and that businesses could thrive. At the beginning of April 2010, we commenced marketing the 7 units, which included one with Consent for a café, to ensure that the hall offered a variety of different outlets to attract both local residents and visiting tourists. It is pleasing to announce the hall is now fully let to the following 7 trading operations:-
• Café Art
• The Brooks Smith Gallery
• Serendipity Smile
• Birds of a Feather
• Poppy Treffry
• Salon Uno
• Favela

Whilst the hall was not fully let over the whole of the past summer period, reports from the traders were that the hall was attracting a lot of passing trade and business was good. It is now hoped that as the old Drill Hall is now fully let, those enterprises will continue to thrive successfully, having benefited from the superb opportunity made available.

Robin Stevenson comments "From Day 1, there was a lot of hype and interest shown from our marketing and we always felt that there would be a strong interest from local businesses. The hall opened doors to local traders seeking small affordable premises and whilst the redevelopment and refurbishment took longer than expected, the wait has proven worthwhile''.

For full details contact Robin Stevenson on 01872 247024

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