As you look around the street, various cafe's/bars have some excellent flower arrangements, the London, Fountains, the addition of colour makes a real difference. Across you've got Cafe Kava, what a swish, clean modern atmosphere inside, Ken and Monica are a superb duo, they offer a class service. Either side of them you've got Grump'ys, they've given the shop a real old fashion and traditional feel inside, recently expanded their stock to include temperance drinks, D&B is a big favourite of mine as she knows, i'll be in to get some more shortly. The other side you have Sue and Maggie, two wonderful ladies, I admire them both for their good old fashioned values and honesty, i've learnt buying locally isn't necessarily expensive and encourage readers to stop buy sometime and take a look inside.
Across the way is the Little Deli, wow what a business that has come leaps and strides. I discovered them a year ago when Moulin Rouge shut down, and i've been going there since, they strive to produce their own homemade brand, and they've recently added Jams, Jelly's, Fudge and Ice Cream to the list, well worth stopping by.
A few doors away is the Handycraft Centre run by Wyn friendly chap he is, and has quite possibly one of the most impressive collections of fine quality teddy bears in the area, always a winner for valentines day with the ladies!
For the first time recently I stopped by the Gresham with a good friend of mine for a burger/coffee, I didn't quite know what to expect. I found the environment to be very modern, clean, and classy, the food and presentation was top notch, the coffee has to be one of the best in town i've tried so far, on par with the Summit in fact (love their coffee too).
There are so many businesses to name, and I don't mean to exclude anyone, but this street is racing ahead, I take my hat off to the traders here, they've faced some tough times in recent months and every bit of credit is due to them.