Things change and plenty of shops & eateries have done so here too in the past year, so we thought it might be an idea to take a closer look at the town we love and share the openings and closures.
New on the scene :
Cheese on Coast, a new opening on Fore Street, a couple of doors before John’s the wine merchant, selling, yes, you guessed it, CHEESE. And all things related. Including cheese popcorn, which does sound a bit weird but is tasty, think popcorn with a hint of cheese.
@ – Applied arts & antiques. Located on The Terrace, on the way in to town from the bus station (The Malakoff). A real treasure trove selling a lovely mix of items including unique pottery, jewellery and collectibles. Something to suit every pocket and worth a visit if only to take in the amazing view from the windows. Website coming soon.
Delices du Monde. On Tregenna Hill, replacing the health food store. Serving super fresh takeaway dishes including a vegan option, with something completely new every day. They also sell great sushi (watch out for those seagulls).
St Ives Tackle & Bait. Also on Tregenna Hill. For all your fishing needs!
Billy Whippet. Again on Tregenna Hill, a bit closer to us – just after you pass the red telephone box, selling a selection of art.
Truffles Bistro – opposite Boots, a new eatery just opened for the season.
Still with us but with some changes for this year:
Armstrong & Wing, antique furniture shop, has moved from St Andrews Street to a new location on Street-An-Pol, just near the Guildhall.
SilCo Searoom – on the harbour front, used to be the Tearooms, then Searoom, now SilCo Searoom (St Ives Liquor Company) serving cocktails and tapas and their own St Ives gin.
Gone but not forgotten:
The Hidden Kitchen, we will miss this restaurant on St Andrews Street, it’s currently vacant.
Black Rock & St Andrews Street Bistro, both now closed.
Smeatons fish & chip shop, upstairs next to the Lifeboat pub. We think this may become a Thai restaurant so are keeping our fingers crossed.
Trim the Greengrocer (now a mobile phone shop) on Tregenna Place.
The Bear Emporium & The Glass Tree have both vacated Fore Street, although the second smaller branch of the Glass Tree can still be found on The Digey.
Lloyds & HSBC banks have closed their branches in town, with the NatWest to follow on the 21st May 2018. There will be huge pressure on the remaining cash points during the summer so you might want to bring your spending money with you!