Three new outlets are arriving in Bell Court this spring.
For foodies, The Tempest café bar opened its doors last month and award-winning burger restaurant Libertine Burger is opening its third restaurant on 20th March.
The cult burger brand, which also has restaurants in Leamington Spa and Rugby, will create at least 20 jobs with the opening of its new venue in Bell Court.
Offering a range of signature beef, chicken and vegan-friendly burgers, it puts provenance first, sourcing its beef from award-winning Warwickshire butchers Aubrey Allen.
Charles Harris, founder of Libertine Burger, said: “We’re delighted to be taking up our new home in thriving Bell Court. It’s a great place for us and we can’t wait to meet all our new neighbours and open our doors to our customers in Stratford-upon-Avon.”
The Tempest is a new family-run café and wine bar offering breakfast, brunch, cannolis and selection of Italian wines and beers.
Owner Leonardo Shinh said: “The Tempest was inspired by our love for Stratford and a deep purpose to serve our community.
“I grew up in cafés, they have always been my second home. I worked in them, studied, socialised, and built stronger relationships in them. My mission is to offer Stratford a bit of Europe, a personal connection in our service and most importantly to create that intimate experience as if you feel you are sitting in a play.”
Another new name being spotted by Bell Court shoppers is Papersky, a small family-run bespoke framing service and art gallery.
Owners Paul Buck and Samantha Mortimer sell unique Art, notebooks, cards and other products all handmade by Papersky. They also offer Craft Experience Days, Photographic Workshops and exhibitions.
They said: “Papersky represent a few carefully hand-picked international artists, tailored to complement our vision and own unique artwork; making Limited Edition and Open Edition artwork readily available to a wider audience.”
“We use FSC-Certified wood in all our bespoke frames and are mindful of zero waste. Every order is made for the customer. Off-cuts allow Papersky to offer ready-made frames and we reuse all our suppliers’ packaging materials.”
Rich Jones, Centre Manager of Bell Court, said: “We’re once again excited to be welcoming these new, local businesses to the centre and further strengthening our food and retail offering, both for locals and visitors.”