A new beginning is among us, as Lakeside Shopping Parade in Cyncoed welcomes new businesses to the area. Waterloo Tea has gained new neighbours, as Cardiff Dough & Co, The Elephants Ear, Wing Stack, The Dropbar Workshop and the Indie Superstore have opened at the development.
This expansion aims to help support local businesses in the area. The community of Cyncoed will now be able to indulge in sweet treats, buy urban jungle-inspired plants, experience an independent market, which offers vintage clothing and arts & crafts, and access to bicycle maintenance, craft beers, fine wines and good food.
As a member of the Welsh Independent Restaurants Collective, Kasim Ali feels that such initiatives can play a crucial role in allowing new startups to test their concepts before they commit capital into longer-term projects.
“The launch of the new concept has added vitality and zest to the area and we hope that the nearby residents will appreciate what has now been created on their doorstep. I hope that we can use this as a model for other areas also, and help re-address the balance between national chains and locally owned businesses. The impact of local businesses on our economy is huge and we should support the shorter supply chains as much as possible. Credit needs to be given to the landlord – Silver Crescent Developments and also Shaz Harris who has orchestrated the renewal of the parade.”
Many know entrepreneur Shaz Haris who co-founded the Corporation Yard in Canton. He is also the architect in leasing out the businesses that will now complement the area of Cyncoed. As first seen at The Corporation Yard, Mr Haris and his business partner Jay Rahman-Miah have successfully expanded their wings to the area by opening up another Wing Stack. Locals can now enjoy their tasty wings with stacks of flavour!
The new development of local businesses is now open to the public. Visit Lakeside Independent Collective at Clearwater Way, Cardiff CF23 6DL.
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