Monday, April 14, 2008

Ramsgate needs more new businesses like this

In town on Saturday, we called in to Age & Son, the new cafe-bar-restaurant in Charlotte Court (the old wine warehouse). Open for just five weeks, run by a brother and sister team, this is a light, friendly and very modern British style of place - if you've been watching Great British Menu on telly, some of the dishes might seem quite familiar, but less strange! They're just waiting for the alcohol licence, but with a restaurant upstairs, and a wine bar in the cellar, there's great potential for a busy establishment here. There's certainly an interesting lunch menu, a range of exotic teas and a real sense of enthusiasm - a nice old building too with bags of atmosphere, so fingers crossed for a success...

Now if we can just get some more of the empty shops filled with like-minded entrepreneurs, the town might build up the buzz that is at risk in the age of credit crunches and out of town shopping centres.

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