Your Favourite Independent Competition reaches final stages
After generating more than 500 nominations, the voting for your favourite independent retailer and licensed premises competition run in conjunction with the Nottingham Post has now closed and the top five in each category have been announced. They are:
- Page 45 – a comic shop on Market Street. Established in 1994, Page 45 aims to offer the widest range of quality comics and graphic novels in a relaxed, welcoming and professional environment;
- The Tokenhouse - a gift shop located on Bridlesmith Gate. The business has been in operation for over 35 years offering a range of cards and gifts for every occasion;
- Jazz Hairdressing – a hairdressing salon on Carlton Street. Established over 20 years ago, the salon has professional independent stylists giving a personal experience with a friendly relaxed attitude;
- Hartleys Coffee and Sandwich Coffee shop – also on Carlton Street. Hartleys only opened a few weeks and offers gluten free and dairy free sandwiches, drinks and snacks. Their coffee is Beyond Fair-trade and their suppliers are local businesses;
- Stick & Ribbon - a private shopping & personal styling service in Flying Horse Walk that takes the stress out of shopping. Personal style consultation can be arranged at the boutique or a stylist can visit you in your own home.
- Newmarket Inn – a pub on Lower Parliament Street. Aussie themed pub that serves restaurant quality food;
- Broadway Cinema – a cinema on Broad Street. As well as showing the best international films it has two lively bars offering a mix of world flavours and favourite recipes as well as a regular selection of great night-time events. The CafeBar opens for breakfast and serves meals and snacks throughout the day;
- Alley Café – a café on Long Row specialising in vegetarian and vegan food. They also serve organic and fair trade coffee and teas, a selection of organic beer, wine and food as well as having entertainment;
- Galleries of Justice – a museum on High Pavement. A family friendly tourist attraction where people can witness and take part in trials in the Victorian Court Room. There’s also a café and you can enjoy events like a Medieval Banquet;
- Homemade – a café bar on Pelham Street. Established in 2005, Homemade is cosy, friendly café bar serving a range of homemade food with the majority of products being sourced locally.
The final part of the judging is now taking place with all 10 venues being visited by the judging panel which comprises Steve Hollingsworth, publisher of the Nottingham Post, Mel Cook, editor of the Nottingham Post, Jennifer Spencer, chief executive of Experience Nottinghamshire and Lynn Oxborrow of Nottingham Business School.
The results will be announced shortly so watch this space!
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