Independent Street

Celebrating the quirky diversity of independent businesses in Cardiff

A Taste of the High Street

Odds are often stacked against new businesses starting up, as life spans for small independents often last less than two years. But with a little fortune and fortitude, it just … Continue reading

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What does Cardiff want?

After delving around some of the best and brightest business ventures around Cardiff, it was time to turn the spotlight onto you and ask what you would like to see. … Continue reading

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In Store: Rules of Play

With Christmas hurtling towards us, there could be no better time to support small independent businesses than during the annual splurge. Of course, a staple part of Christmas day is … Continue reading

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In Store: Gwdihw Sundown Christmas Market

With exactly one week to go until Christmas, the rounds of shopping are becoming ever more frantic. Anticipating this, Gwdihw staged a special edition of their regular Sundown market, tailored … Continue reading

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In Store: Chapter Festive Fair

From locally sourced food and drink to home-made art and decorations, small retailers often see a welcome boom in their sales in the run up to Christmas as people hit … Continue reading

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Cardiff’s bookshops under threat from Amazon

The digital revolution has been merciless to those who fail to keep up. Record stores and newspapers have been forced to close and artists have waged a desperate war against … Continue reading

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Cardiff Shop Local week launch

A new initiative has been launched to encourage people in Cardiff to shop locally, buying only properly sourced products from independent stores in the city. Inspired by the Welsh Food … Continue reading

March 5, 2013 · 4 Comments

BBC report from South Wales high streets shows seasonal resurgence

Keeping an eye on the fortunes of Cardiff’s shops from the considerable distance of Glasgow, how could we fail to pick up on this story? As part of a series … Continue reading

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That’s Entertainment

Vinyl freak? Book hoarder? Or total digital convert? How do you collect your media?

December 3, 2012 · 1 Comment

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