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Mrs Clarke's General Store opens in Harleston




An interiors shop with a fully-licensed coffee bar has relocated to Chameleon House in Harleston.

Mrs Clarke’s General Store opened its doors on Saturday, July 20 and features an eclectic mix of home, interiors and gifts, plus a coffee bar which offers locally-sourced food and drink.

“As soon as I saw Chameleon House, I knew it was the ideal location to expand,” said owner Alicia Clarke.

Alicia Clarke and Kirsty Holland welcomed visitors to their opening on July 20. Picture by Mark Bullimore.
Alicia Clarke and Kirsty Holland welcomed visitors to their opening on July 20. Picture by Mark Bullimore.

“Its historic architecture provides the perfect atmosphere, both for the shop and the coffee bar, and it’s been a real labour of love to prepare it for the grand opening.”

Mrs Clarke’s General Store first introduced its range at Lottie’s Emporium in Stanton in 2017, before making the switch to Norfolk.

“We’re thrilled to be in Harleston, and have received a warm welcome already from passers-by and other shop owners,” said Mrs Clarke.

Her niece, Kirsty Holland, is manager of the coffee bar, and has produced a menu which includes award-winning pies, patés, quiches, cakes, and sharing platters, with gluten-free and vegetarian options regularly available.

Mrs Clarke is also the creator of the Howie & BoTM range of chalk paints, waxes and accessories, produced in Suffolk.

“Being a Suffolk girl, my ambition was to produce a range of colours that is contemporary and luxurious, and of the highest quality,” said Mrs Clarke.

“I also wanted my brand to celebrate the finest locally-sourced ingredients Suffolk has to offer.”

The shop and coffee bar can be found at 3 Redenhall Road, and is open from Tuesday to Saturday, between 10am and 4pm each day.



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