Getting Bradford Back to Business Blog

    Getting Bradford Back to Business – Si Cunningham

    Si Cinningham, chair of Bradford Civic Society, writes this week's Getting Bradford Back to Business guest blog...... Some time ago, the Vice Chair of Bradford Civic Society was doing one of the guided walks of Little Germany we’re sometimes asked to host for visitors to Bradford. This particular tour was for some architectural historian types from down south, and this one fella stopped in his tracks, took in the striking streetscape of Vicar Lane, and declared that this was the “best-preserved merchants’ quarter” he’d ever seen in all his travels across Europe. Coming back into town recently, I’d forgotten how beautiful Bradford can look…

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    Getting Bradford Back to Business – Si Cunningham

    Trader of the Week Blog

    Trader of the Week – Record Cafe

    Living the dream” is an over-used phrase but there must be many music lovers for whom running a record shop would be just that. Combine that record shop with a bar selling cask beer and serving charcuterie and cheeses and the dream is surely elevated to fantasy level! It wasn’t exactly what Keith Wildman, owner of Bradford BID’s Trader of the Week, the Record Café, had in mind when he opened his business in North Parade in 2014. But he doesn’t seem to be complaining… “The original idea was more of a vinyl record shop that sold bottles and cans,” he recalls. “However,…

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    Trader of the Week – Record Cafe

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