Voices of CQ

“I’ve been in this premises for 11 years next month. Before that we were in North Street Arcade and had everything destroyed in that fire. I grew up in a house full of books, and when I needed a job I just had the idea of opening a bookshop. There’s something for everybody here. We … More Voices of CQ

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“We opened up here in 2016, and we’re the only while-you-wait printing service in this part of the city. We have a really big customer base here now. Business is really good. A lot of that is word of mouth with students, once one person finds out they can get their printing done quickly, the … More Voices of CQ

Voices of CQ

“We’re a couple in our 20s who opened our business on a shoestring budget. When we were looking for premises, location and price were the deciding factors. This is a 3-minute walk from the Art College – our main customer base, which, along with affordable rent and rates makes North Street a perfect location. We … More Voices of CQ

Voices of CQ

We’ve been here for 10 years, and before that we had premises in Smithfield. We came here because it was available at the right price. We sell records, and books, collectibles, that kind of thing. Our customers are a wide range; all kinds of people. People now think about the city as just being a … More Voices of CQ

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Blinkers has been here for around 40 years, and I’ve worked here for the last 15. I’ve noticed a lot of change in the Cathedral Quarter in that time. We’ve seen a big increase in tourists, coming to hotels or through on bus tours. This area is still traditional Belfast. We have customers coming here … More Voices of CQ

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“I own the business which is Tivoli barber shop Belfast, currently resident at 15 North Street. Under the current proposals the building we’re in will be demolished. Our original business was here at 8 Lower Garfield St. In 2013, we were told to vacate that premises after 100 years trading in it. The reason was … More Voices of CQ