It could be the sale of the year. The former Clarke’s ironmongers, is considered such a rarity on the market, because of its size, history and location, that the agents marketing it have been inundated with interest from those wanting to buy it.
A developer has dismissed it as a “massive missed opportunity” after plans for 25 new homes in Hoveton, which would have enabled a local firm to move to larger premises, were turned down by councillors.
Norwich is known as the city of pubs but in recent years nearly 30 have been forced to call last orders and shut their doors. This week two more city pubs have been up for sale - the 130 year old Quebec Tavern, in Quebec Road, and The Forge, in Philadelphia Lane which are available for sale online.
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