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Looking forward to 2017

We are excited for the year ahead and delighted to be shifting focus from survival to expansion by increasing our capacity to support local creatives. We start 2017 with the formal takeover of the Exchange Workspace, giving us more than 12,000 sq ft dedicated to nurturing creative and artistic talent in Croydon. We are borrowing …

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2016: Year in Review

Art by Nick Richards

We started the year with a full complement of concessions operating out of Matthews Yard. New additions Hoodoo’s Coffee & Eats and Theatre Utopia were finding their feet and building on the solid work of Brgr&Beer, Hoodoo’s Live Room and the Descart.es gallery in continuing to place Matthews Yard at the forefront of not only …

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Matthews Yard Christmas Opening Hours

Matthews Yard full Christmas and New Year Opening Times Brgr&Beer –  [kitchen opening times] Christmas eve – 12pm – 5pm Christmas day – 3rd January 2017 – CLOSED Brgr&Beer´s bar and kitchen will open as normal from Wednesday 4th January 2017. Brgr&Beer –  [bar only opening times] Christmas eve – 12pm – 9pm Christmas Day – Tuesday …

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Croydon deserves more than cookie-cutter regeneration

An open letter to those “developing” Croydon I didn’t go to the Develop Croydon Conference which was held last Thursday. It’s not that I wasn’t invited, I was. But, like so many other residents, I couldn’t afford the £350 + VAT to attend and discover what great plans are in store for our town centre.

All New Matthews Yard

Those of you who have kept up with progress will know our business model and our premises have undergone a huge transformation over the past 9 months. I am confident most of you will agree that it has been for the better. Our new business model has enabled a flurry of new businesses to spring …

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Saving Matthews Yard: the final fence

Its been two months since we publicly announced the very real threat of Matthews Yard going out of business. We have worked tirelessly to try and improve our financial position by restructuring debt, attracting inward investment and increasing revenue under a new business model which carries less risk and has lower operating costs. Its been …

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Saving MY: What’s the plan?

CLICK HERE FOR INFO ON OUR LOAN FUNDThere is no simple solution to saving Matthews Yard and in the interests of transparency I wanted to write this blog post to demonstrate what we have done so far, what we are doing now and what we will do differently in the future. I also thought it …

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What is happening at Matthews Yard?

Matthews Yard is changing so that we can deliver a better service. The aim is to provide more value, variety and choice to our customers while running a sustainable space which focuses on the local creative community.

What is Matthews Yard?

A view from where the front door is now looking through what is now the kitchen to the workspace and studio.[/caption] In the last three years I must have been asked this question hundreds of times and each time I have probably given a different answer. In fairness, the answer isn’t that obvious, or at …

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