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Caxtons says goodbye to Broad Street after 30 years

Caxtons says goodbye to Broad Street after 30 years

Monday 05 July 2021

Caxtons says goodbye to Broad Street after 30 years

Caxtons has bid farewell to its historic Broad Street premises after over 30 years of trading, amid plans to regenerate the area.

The printing shop, currently owned by Sigma, has given three decades' worth of photocopies to generations of lawyers and local businesses.

The shop's Facebook page marked the moment on Thursday, calling the final day “the end of an era.”

It’s not the end for the Caxtons team though, who have now moved on to work upstairs at Collins on Halkett Place. 

The Caxtons building itself, 35 Broad Street, is owned by Le Masurier, who say they are currently working ideas to regenerate the area, with an expectation to submit a planning application in early 2022.

Le Masurier Managing Director Brian McCarthy said earlier this year: “We own two acres of land between Broad Street and Commercial Street and are working on a redevelopment proposal which would see further pedestrian connectivity linking Commercial Street, Broad Street and into King Street.

“The opportunity to revitalise these areas is tremendous, particularly with cafes, bars and al fresco dining.”

It comes as the latest step in a number of shifts for Broad Street, with the States Assembly recently voting to keep it shut to all traffic except for buses past 11:00 until the end of the year, at which point it will be reviewed.

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