Leeds Corn Exchange welcomes three new indie enterprises
Leeds Corn Exchange has announced three new additions to its line-up of independent shops, cafes and salons.
Joining the 24 independents already based at Leeds Corn Exchange, are independent art gallery, Cole’s Gallery; upcycled homeware retailer, The Crafty Bar Steward; and luxury leather retailer, S.Joon.
Cole’s Gallery is an independent art gallery that specialises in painting, prints, progressive and traditional art works. Joss Cole, founder of Cole’s Gallery is an award winning artist and has exhibited up and down the country from London to Harrogate and continues to show his works across the country.
The gallery has made the move from Kirkgate Market and can be found on the balcony level at Leeds Corn Exchange.
The Crafty Bar Steward is led by Dean Collinson, whose green ethos has inspired a collection of upcycled furniture created with fallen branches, trees and other items found in reclamation yards and on forays with his aptly named dog, Oak.
Altering the natural materials he finds as little as possible, Dean uses organic self-made wood dyes and varnishes, and carries out his work with traditional hand tools to create stunning homewares such as upcycled gas bottle log burners and oak whisky barrel seats.
Established in 2017 S.Joon specialises in leather goods, designed in the UK and made in Italy. Founded on the philosophy of buy well and buy less, the brand is built on the foundations of craftsmanship, using the Italian leather and constructed by artisans in Italy.
On welcoming three new vendors Adam Warner, centre anager at Leeds Corn Exchange, said: “We couldn’t be happier to welcome Cole’s Gallery, The Crafty Bar Steward and S.Joon to the Corn Exchange family.
“It is an incredibly exciting time here at the Corn Exchange as we continue to work closely with Leeds City Council to transform the area around the Corn Exchange to create more public space and to continue to support Leeds’ thriving independent retail scene.
“We’d like to thank our loyal customers for their continued support this year and look forward to welcoming them to visit our newest vendors this month and into 2022. We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! “
Cole’s Gallery, The Crafty Bar Steward and S.Joon are now open at Leeds Corn Exchange.
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