Norwich: opening of a craft store in the golden triangle

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12:00 24 September 2022



A former butcher’s shop in Norwich has been transformed into a craftsman’s paradise by a local artist.

Handstand, at Earlham House shopping center, offers a range of products – from indoor plants to ceramics – and will also serve as a studio for artist and textile designer Lottie Day.

It will open its doors on Saturday (September 24) before an official launch the following week.

The new Handstand shop will also serve as an artist’s studio and will sell a range of products from different manufacturers and indoor plants.
– Credit: Beth Moseley Photography

“I ran my own art business for eight years at St Marys Works, but this new space will allow me to combine a shop with a studio out back where I can be creative,” said Ms. Day.

“We will be selling a range of products made by me, including tea towels, napkins, and other textiles, and there will also be other creations from different manufacturers such as ceramics, cards, and gifts.

“We are also working with Planted, who has a stand in Norwich Market, and they will be supplying us with indoor plants.”

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A former butcher’s shop in the Golden Triangle has been transformed into an artisan’s paradise
– Credit: Handstand

The 36-year-old worked hard alongside family and friends to turn the site into her new store, doing most of the work herself.

“It’s been a real labor of love,” she said. “The space had been used as a butcher shop for 30 years, RJ Bray, so it took a lot of work to turn it into a family shop.

“After the Covid, it seems that there are even fewer people who want to go to town than before.

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Lottie Day did much of the renovations herself with help from friends and family
– Credit: Handstand

“Earlham House shopping center is really booming now, there are cafes, lots of shops and restaurants.

“They are always busy and there are often a lot of people walking around the area.

“There was no such gift shop, so we hope to fill a void in the market.”

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Earlham House shopping center car park in Norwich
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Handstand isn’t the only new business to open at the mall.

The post office changed hands after couple Martin and Beverley Baker decided to retire after 30 years of running the store at the end of August.

New owner Adam Jackson reopened on September 16 after a five-figure investment.

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