Café opens third site as lockdown eases

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Sheffield café chain Marmadukes has responded to growing demand with the opening of a third site in the city.

Having acquired the new premises in 2020 with the support of law firm Banner Jones’ commercial team, the restoration of the former sorting office on Ecclesall Road was delayed as a result of the COVID-19 lockdowns.

However, husband and wife team Tim and Clare Nye have confirmed the doors have now opened for the first time.

With Marmadukes cafes also situated on Cambridge Street and Norfolk Row, the latest premises will boast an artisan bakery and food shop with a zero waste section, and an oat milk dispensary.

A pastry kitchen downstairs with a separate entrance has also been fitted, where the team will make individualised celebration cakes for customers. A driveway area to the side will play host to barbecues.

Andrew Fielder, a commercial property expert at Banner Jones, said: “Having supported Marmadukes with the acquisition of their first site in Sheffield some years ago I am absolutely delighted to have had the opportunity to advise them on the acquisition of their latest café premises.

“Clare and Tim have worked tirelessly to create a brand that is well loved by many for the quality of the food and drink that they serve, as well as their efforts around sustainability.

“With such a fantastic team around them we are sure of their continued success and we wish them all the luck with their latest venture.”