Steam Yard team reveal new Sharrow Vale ‘community store’

The guys behind award-winning city-centre coffee shop Steam Yard have revealed plans to launch an all-new corner shop concept in a historic Sharrow Vale Road store.

The Corner Store is set to take over from Ora Gallery, which has relocated to Hickmott Road, and owners Matt Cottrill and Nick Pears are keen to point out that, although The Corner Store is by the same people behind Steam Yard, it is not another Steam Yard.

“It’s a fresh offering.” explains Matt, “This is fully about the neighbourhood and community of Sharrow Vale Road. To me, it’s about the customers who will use it, the products and suppliers we will showcase, as well as the experience.

The Corner Store, on Sharrow Vale Road

“It’s all about a warm friendly welcome and heading off with a good coffee and bag of provisions to have a great day.”

Those provisions will include fresh bakes, sandwiches, sodas, shakes and ice cream, as well as a small retail offering with coffee (ground to your liking) teas, milks, preserves, bean to bar chocolate and more.

Matt said: “For us Corner Store feels like coming home. Three generations of our family lived just minutes from this shop and visited it in its various guises over many, many years.

The Ciorner Store from the team behind Steam Yard

“Over the last 150 years(ish) it has served Sharrow Vale Rd as a sheet music shop, greengrocers, dairy, a corner shop, and of course like many of us will know it, the Sheffield institution Ora.

“We love this road, the neighbourhood and community. We live here, we are raising our families here, and we want to add to the offering and atmosphere of the street.

“We have been given this great old place to look after and we can’t wait to see how things develop over a good coffee. See you all very soon!”

The Corner Store is currently hiring for all positions, including management, baristas and front of house. For more info, head over to their Insta page here.

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