Cafe planning application for former hardware shop

Crosspool Hardware
The former Crosspool Hardware shop

The former Crosspool Hardware shop in the precinct could become a cafe, if a new planning application is successful.

Application 17/01726/A3PN would see the use of the building change from a shop to a cafe – view the drawings here.

You can comment on the application on the council website.

Crosspool Hardware closed its doors for the last time last October.

Planning notice
Planning notice

Crosspool Hardware shop shuts it doors

Crosspool Hardware
Crosspool Hardware

At 2pm this afternoon Crosspool Hardware closed for good.

The shop’s stock had been on sale at a reduced rate over the last couple of weeks and trading finally ceased earlier today.

The owners of the business tried to sell it as a going concern but weren’t able to. They’re now moving away from the area.

The shop will undoubtedly be missed by local residents. Its closure leaves another empty unit in the precinct, with the former Aligarh restaurant still standing empty since it shut 12 months ago.