Antiques and crafts in former Marina pub
Yet another exciting new business is opening shortly in Amble, this time in the former Marina Arms building.
Pauline Robertson and her husband Chris are starting a sharespace, hopefully ‘a week or two before Easter’, which will include antique dealers, photographers, watercolour artists, a quilter, a couple selling bric-a-brac and possibly a woodcarver.
Chris, who is a long established French polisher, will use the workshop at the rear of the building for furniture restoration and may possibly run classes, depending on the level of demand.
“He had a stall at Warkworth Show a couple of years ago and several people said they would be interested in classes,” said Pauline.
There will also be a coffee shop.
“We put a board up outside the building a couple of weeks ago,” she told us, “and have had loads of response. There’s nothing like it in the area, so we are hoping for a lot of interest.
“It’s a good site, with good potential for passing trade. We wanted to involve local people.”
Although the building interior wasn’t finished when The Ambler went to press, Pauline was hoping to have an open day, so that business people and customers alike could see what it would be like.
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