Read more about the article Restaurants cement food hub status as local independents launch next phase of Paragon Arcade regeneration
Jason Nichols at Stretch Pizza

Restaurants cement food hub status as local independents launch next phase of Paragon Arcade regeneration

A Victorian arcade in the centre of Hull is now back to capacity with the arrival of a host of new tenants and the reopening of a destination restaurant. Stretch Pizza is the latest addition to the food offer at Paragon Arcade, which has been further enhanced by the reopening of The Hispanist after a break of two months spent revamping the kitchen and menus. With other new openings Paragon Arcade now has six food…


Police and Crime Commissioner commits funding to HullBID cleaning programme

HullBID has been handed a major boost to its comprehensive street cleaning programme with significant funding from the Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner. Jonathan Evison, who underlined his support for HullBID soon after he took up his role during 2021, has provided a grant to cover the cost of a new van and jet-washing equipment. Jonathan said: “An important part of living and working in any town or city, and for those who visit it,…


City centre pubs collaborate with Theatre Quarter Beer and Cider Festival

Licensees of two city centre pubs are taking centre stage to bring an array of top tipples to Hull with the inaugural Theatre Quarter Beer and Cider Festival. Tony Garrett, landlord of the Hop & Vine basement bar in Albion Street, has joined forces with Ian Ibbetson, just round the corner with Chilli Devils @ New Clarence in Charles Street, to present a 10-day celebration of real ales and ciders. Between them they have scoured…

Read more about the article The Punch Hotel poised to reopen with stylish new look after major investment
The Punch Hotel

The Punch Hotel poised to reopen with stylish new look after major investment

A popular city centre pub is getting ready to unveil its stylish new look after making the most of lockdown to complete its long-awaited refurbishment. The Punch Hotel in Queen Victoria Square reopened in September 2019 after being taken over by Forrest & Co who brought plans for a comprehensive makeover. The project was delayed first by bad winter weather and then by the disruption and uncertainty of Covid-19 but now the pub has been…


City centre sandwich shop keeping regulars well fed with launch of lockdown recipe boxes

A sandwich shop which has been feeding business people and shoppers in Hull city centre for more than 20 years is set to expand its range of fantastic food after the success of its lockdown specials. Relish, which marked its 20th anniversary in Silver Street just before the first lockdown forced a temporary closure in March 2020, has been filling in the time with the launch of its Little Weighton Kitchen delivery and collection service.…


Partnership Approach brings results in fight against city centre crime

A partnership approach is having a major impact on the fight against crime in Hull city centre with more businesses signing up to the DISC low-level crime and antisocial behaviour information sharing system, which brings together businesses, the police and Hull City Council. HullBID’s street team are reporting significant achievements with Senior Support Officer Mark Andrews telling of two incidents which resulted in arrests as a result of DISC, the HullBID radio and Civic CCTV…


National campaigns urge shoppers to support independent traders at the heart of the local economy

A city centre boutique has survived the impact of lockdown by enhancing a delivery service which dates back to the days of Hull’s infamous orange barriers. A sewing and haberdashery shop is on standby to carry out re-measurements and alterations for brides and grooms across the region who were forced to postpone their weddings – and who might not be the same size when their big day finally arrives. A watch and clock repair business…


Humber Talking pod coming to Orchard Park Hull

The Humber Talking community pod is due to be moved to Orchard Park, near to the shops on Ellerburn Avenue, on Monday 10 August. The pod, previously located in Hull City Centre, is a space where people can come and talk to police, the fire service and the council about any concerns or issues. Chief Inspector Lee Edwards said: “We’ve had the Humber Talking Pod in Hull City Centre for almost a year now and…