Independent businesses announced at new Middlesbrough market

LEADING property developer Jomast has revealed the eight independent businesses that are to open on Bedford Street in spring 2016. Modelled on London’s busy Borough Food Market, Bedford Street will soon feature an exciting array of eateries, from a bakery to a burrito bar.

The former town centre terrace is being bought back to life by Jomast, who specialise in the regeneration of commercial and residential property.

Jomast, in conjunction with Middlesbrough Council, selected the food and beverage businesses from more than 50 applicants, with the final eight being selected based on their business plans.

The pioneering Bedford Street businesses lucky enough to secure a space on the street include Mohujos Burrito Bar, The Nuthatch cocktail bar, Songbird Bakery, Barbarossa Wood Fired Pizza Kitchen and Bar, The Curing House Charcuterie Bar and Restaurant, Bedford Street Coffee House, The Chairman craft ale micro-pub and Roast, an upmarket carvery.

Taking up single and double units on the site, the wide range of independent businesses chosen for the ‘21st century culinary bizarre’ will see the street come to life during both the day and night.

Bedford Street Coffee House is set to be a popular pit-stop for caffeine lovers, offering a variety of seasonal coffees that will be changed routinely in line with the coffee harvests around the world.

Owner David Beattie, a former chemical engineer, started the coffee roasting business Rounton Coffee, in autumn 2013 after befriending coffee farmers whilst travelling in the Sumatran Jungle. Bedford Street Coffee House will be the first place David and his team will be able to offer their full seasonal Single Origin coffee range.

There’ll be plenty of choice when it comes to culinary delights on Bedford Street and Mohujos Burrito Bar is sure to offer customers something a little different, with its freshly prepared Mexican takeaway on offer 6 days a week.

Wendy Sayers, owner of Mohujos Burrito Bar, is no stranger to the area, with two other Mexican restaurants already running in the North East under the Mohujos brand.

For Middlesbrough residents looking for evening entertainment and something a little stronger than coffee, The Nuthatch cocktail bar will be the place to go. Alongside a unique cocktail offering they will be serving a range of over 100 spirits, many of which won’t be available anywhere else in Middlesbrough.

With over ten years experience in the hospitality industry, owner and entrepreneur Simon Hatfield is looking forward to bringing his expertise to this venture.

Mark Hill, commercial property director for Jomast said: “The work we’re doing on Bedford Street is part of the wider regeneration of Middlesbrough town centre and we are very proud to be involved. The announcement of the eight independent businesses that will be trading is another exciting step towards Bedford Street becoming vibrant again after such a long period of being vacant.”

“We have been careful that the work completed on this street is sensitive to its history, in-keeping with the other properties in the area and perfect for its future use.”

For further information please contact Mark Hill