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A vintage upcycling specialist is the latest venture to join the growing community of independent businesses at the Fruit Market development in Hull.
Jane Imrie

Vintage upcycling business to make its mark on Hull’s growing Fruit Market quarter

A vintage upcycling specialist is the latest venture to join the growing community of independent businesses at the Fruit Market development in Hull.

Roberts’ Vintage Home, founded by owner Lara Roberts, is planning to relocate from a unit in Hull Microfirms Centre to Humber Street in the city’s expanding waterfront quarter this summer.

From a new-build 670 sq ft unit at 24 Humber Street, the business will showcase a range of vintage furniture and home accessories, as well as hosting upcycling workshops and painting classes.

Lara said: “I’m so excited about moving to Humber Street. I love the area and it has exactly the right vibe and fit for my business.

“It will be a new experience to have passing trade and footfall – I’m quite difficult to find at the moment!”

Roberts’ Vintage Home is the fifth new independent venture to open this year in Humber Street, which is part of the The Fruit Market LLP joint venture by commercial developer Wykeland Group’s regeneration company Wykeland Beal, housebuilder BealHomes and Hull City Council.

Tom Watson, development surveyor for Wykeland, speaking on behalf of Wykeland Beal, commented: “We’re delighted to welcome Lara as the latest local business owner to choose the Fruit Market as the perfect place to invest and expand.

“As well as bringing another new retail element to Humber Street, Lara will be passing on her skills by hosting classes and workshops and contributing to the spirit of creativity and collaboration that makes the Fruit Market so unique.”

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