Category Archives: Independent

Spotlight On…The Plant Room

In the latest blog post in our spotlight series we headed over to The Plant Room, a botanical design studio based in Leeds. Those who have been following along with this series will know that we normally use the feature … Continue reading

Spotlight On…Indieworx Collective

Indieworx Collective Harrogate

We step away from the retail sector in our latest spotlight feature on independents to visit Indieworx Collective, the co-working space for Harrogate’s business community and chat with founder Jem Henderson. Time and again people’s personal experiences in life feed … Continue reading

Spotlight On…Thug Sandwich Co.

Thug Sandwich Co Harrogate

Ever peckish, in the latest of our features spotlighting the fantastic independents in our town, we make for the Thug Sandwich Company on Albert Street where Dan and Soph serve their sandwiches with a large helping of passion. Chat to … Continue reading

Spotlight On…Caine of Harrogate

Potted plants in Harrogate at Caine of Harrogate

Florist Caine of Harrogate has been creating bespoke floral arrangements for clients near and far for more than 19 years, we paid a visit to the John Street shop to learn the secret of its success. John Street has a … Continue reading

Spotlight On…Santar Deli

In the latest of our feature on independent retailers, we stroll over to King’s Road and the Santar deli to meet owner Sandra Fernandes who is bringing the tastes of her native Portugal to enthusiastic customers. Making the life-changing move … Continue reading

Spotlight on….Starling Independent Beer & Coffee House

Starling, Harrogate

Our spotlight on local independent businesses continues as we swoop into the award-winning Starling Independent Beer & Coffee House for a chat with director Simon Midgley. Starling Independent Beer & Coffee House has been flying high after winning two awards … Continue reading

Spotlight on…Harrogate Food Assembly

Emma, Harrogate Food Assembly

Our feature on independent retailers continues with a look at Harrogate Food Assembly, which brings together local producers and local shoppers in an online Farmers’ Market. We caught up with busy owner Emma Povey. Background The Harrogate Food Assembly (HFA) … Continue reading

Spotlight on: Preyfour

Our series highlighting some of the best indies in Harrogate continues as we put on our best suit and call in at men and women’s fashion business Preyfour on Parliament Street to chat with owner Paul Lown. Background Paul has … Continue reading

Spotlight on: Imagined Things

Imagined Things

Here at Baltzersen’s, we are known for celebrating the best of Harrogate’s independent businesses and we’re delighted to welcome a new ‘edition’ to the scene. Local book shop, Imagined Things, owned by published author Georgia Duffy opened in the Westminster … Continue reading

Think Indie: Return of the Damn Yankee in Harrogate

Damn Yankee in Harrogate is set to re-open in November 2017

It’s great to hear that Damn Yankee, one of Harrogate’s oldest restaurants, is about to re-open its doors. There was widespread disappointment around town earlier this year when it was announced the restaurant was closing down with immediate effect. Anyone … Continue reading