The search for premises began just before Christmas last year when I saw a vacant shop on Newington Road – that turned out to be a complete non-starter for reasons I won’t bore you with but my top tip when looking for commercial property? Get a really good surveyor on your side. I did and after another couple of no- goes (for better reasons: someone else had got there first, so at least I was in the right ballpark) Scott Mitchell from Edinburgh Commercial Property found me the perfect premises: (drumroll please……………….)
93 Causewayside, Edinburgh EH9 1QG became mine in the middle of June – hurrah! Then the real work began! We are currently adding super fab lighting, painting the walls, preparing the floor and pulling together the display items and sorting out the storage for all our lovely artists. We are on course to open the first weekend in August with a couple of ‘meet the maker’ events and craft demonstrations. Watch this space for updates!