Hull, even more open for business

Published: Monday 2nd February 2015 by Hull College

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It may be two years away, but City of Culture status is already having a positive effect on our region’s economy. 14 new businesses have opened in the City Centre alone since the announcement.

Among the new businesses to have opened is independent coffee shop, Heaven; based on King Edward Street. Manager Fiona George said,

“Stuart Payne who owns this shop was impressed by what is happening in Hull with the purple flag and City of Culture.

“We pride ourselves on our personal service and see the shop becoming a bit of a community centre.

“We want to provide a student hub which is one of the reasons we’re hosting part of the student fashion week.

“We already have repeat customers and we certainly expect to see more business during 2017.”

Another business which has set up since the announcement is Kardomah 94 on Alfred Gelder Street.

Malcolm Scott, one of the owners of Kardomah 94, said, “This place was conceived before we won the bid because we already knew about the local talent which exists here.

“Our ambition is to encourage overall confidence and promote local talent.

“We know we will have greater demand and anticipate greater opportunities for local talent in 2017.”


This article was written by Ian Judson, Jen Leeman and Hannah Richardson – Journalism students at Hull College.


Published: Monday 2nd February 2015 by Hull College

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  • peter

    its great to have city of culture status but what about the actual drive into hull and all the rubbish that is visible on both sides of the a63. its not an over night appearance rubbish has been piling up for months if not years. the old saying is first impressions’ count

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