A NEW independent café has taken up Nottingham city centre premises following a deal secured by Innes England.
Charlie’s Coffee Bar is now open for business and has 881 sq ft of ground floor space within Archer House, a six storey multi-let building located on Castle Gate, close to the busy Lister Gate and Albert Street areas of the city. The café offers eat-in and takeaway teas, speciality coffees, cakes and made to order light meals such as sandwiches and jacket potatoes.
The café is owner Charlie King’s first business venture and she says she was drawn to its central location. Charlie said: “We are surrounded by lots of office workers and shoppers here and there are a number of organisations above us in this building too – all of this gives us great potential to build up custom through passing trade.
“I really liked the fact this unit had been totally refurbished to include large windows which makes the space bright and airy. When I came to see it I thought it would give me the blank canvas I needed to create something to my own specification.”
Charlie has also taken a small space at the rear of the newly formed unit in order to house kitchen equipment and a food preparation area.
Ben Meynell, a surveyor at Innes England acted on behalf of the Landlord. Ben commented: “It is very encouraging to see another independent opening in the heart of the Nottingham. The success of Charlie’s Coffee Bar should send a message to other boutique operators that there are opportunities for new businesses within the city centre. This is yet another success story for a local Nottingham retailer looking to make their mark on the city.’’
“The premises are ideal for café purposes and Charlie has really maximised the space that was available to create a warm and welcoming environment.”
Charlie added: “I’ve worked in a number of sectors where customer care has been at the core of my job – I’m now taking that value and making sure that it is a big part of the experience my customers get here.”