The subject property is located fronting Bedford Street a busy pedestrianised street in the city Centre, being part of the “Norwich Lanes” a retailing area which are a series of alleyways, courtyards and open spaces leading from St Giles & St Benedicts streets to London Street. The Lanes are home to well over 300 independent retailers, cafés, restaurants, pubs and bars, such as Frank’s Bar, Turtle Bay a Caribbean-style restaurant, the independent department store Jarrolds, and sister store The Granary, various hair & beauty salons.
The Norwich Lanes is different from other areas of Norwich and towns & cities, being more individual, independent and quirky retailers and businesses in an area of cobbled streets, narrow alleys and period buildings.
The subject premises comprises a ground floor retail unit, forming part of the former Hovells department store, which has been sub-divided and refurbished. The property is very much in keeping with the idea of The Norwich Lanes” ideal for quirky retails such as the current tenant Dotti Chocolates.