Brass Monkey to open second Brighton store in new Hanningtons Lane
An artisan ice-cream shop is opening a second store in the new Hanningtons Lane.
Brass Monkey, which has a shop in Kensington Gardens, is teaming up with micro roasters Pharmacie at the unit opposite The Flint House, a new restaurant by the Gingerman Restaurant Group.
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Brass Monkey offers unusual ice-cream flavours including cardamon, saffron and rosewater, sweet masala chai and dark chocolate sorbet.
It's new store at 8 Hanningtons Lane will have outdoor seating and provide a slightly more extensive menu.
Phil Wood, joint owner of Brass Monkey, said: “Andrew Foulds of Redevco walked into the shop one day and loved our ice-cream so much, he persuaded us to come and have a look at the plans for Hanningtons Estate.
"Once we had seen the designs for Hanningtons Lane and this unit in particular, we were completely sold!
"A second store wasn’t yet on our agenda,but this is too good an opportunity to miss and by working with Pharmacie, we hope to offer something really special and unique within the Lanes.
"I am genuinely excited about being part of Brighton’s new creative retail quarter.”
Brass Monkey is teaming up with Pharmacie, an independent and environmentally-conscious micro-roaster based in Brighton and Hove.
It has a shop at Cambridge Gardens in Hove which opens on Saturdays, but also has pop ups and sells its coffee wholesale and online throughout the week.
Work is due to be completed on Hanningtons Lane, which sits behind North Street, in April.
Brass Monkey will be fitting out over the coming weeks and is set to open by May.
The Flint House is also opening its doors in April.
Andrew Foulds, portfolio director at Redevco said, “Brass Monkey is exactly the type of retailer we hoped to attract to Hanningtons Lane.
"We could have let this unit to national coffee chains 10 x over, but that is not what this scheme, is about.
"We are looking to curate a carefully blended mix of tenants, including many independents, which complement the exciting mix of retail already found in the Lanes.
"We held a retailer day last week, so brands could see the Lane taking shape for the very first time. Some exciting conversations have come out of this and we hope to announce some more new names very soon.”
For more information on Hanningtons Lane, visit: www.hanningtonsestate.com