Here are 10 businesses that have opened in Sheffield during lockdown

2020 has been one of the toughest years for businesses in living memory.

Monday, 16th November 2020, 12:29 pm
Updated Monday, 16th November 2020, 12:39 pm
Laura Fenlon in her cake and sandwich shop at Gleadless Townend. Picture: Dean Atkins.

The imposition of lockdown in March shut down swathes of the economy, and while restrictions have been eased at points, the tier system and the second national ‘stay at home’ order is a reminder that a return to normality is still some way off.

However, ventures have got off the ground in Sheffield despite the pandemic. Here are 10 businesses that have opened in the city since the crisis began.

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The TapHouse bar on Alma Street in Kelham Island opened in May. Ryan Booth, part of the family team that runs the venue, is pictured.
Claire Simpson launched her personal training studio, Do The Thing, at the Krynkl building at Shalesmoor during lockdown.
Fenlon’s Butties and Sugar Treats, on White Lane in Gleadless Townend, was opened by owner Laura Fenlon in summer. She began by making and selling cakes from home during lockdown.
In a much-needed boost for Fargate in Sheffield city centre, Metro Bank opened a branch there in June, creating 25 jobs.
Popular arts and crafts business Fred Aldous opened its third branch in the North of England at Fitzalan Square in October. Mark Aldous and Paul Walker, who are cousins, run the family business.
The Steel Cauldron - a family-friendly café inspired by tales like the Harry Potter series and The Lord of the Rings - launched on the site of the old Blues Bar pub, formerly the South Sea, on Spooner Road in Broomhill in summer. Run by husband and wife Rob and Nikki Downham, the place had 1,000 bookings before the first cup of tea was even poured.
Andy and Wendy Dillon opened their cake shop Baked & Caked on Chesterfield Road, Meersbrook, in August. Their signature product is the Scoffington – a cube of vegan sponge cake dipped in ganache, coated in biscuit crumb and finished off with frostings and toppings.
The Wildcard, billed as ‘Sheffield's only luxury sports bar and grill’, had its grand opening in October on Ecclesall Road where Napoleons casino used to be. It features more than 40 TVs and a giant ‘jumbotron’ system.
Long-established shop The Framery branched out in July after nearly 40 years by opening a new restaurant. The business, on Sharrow Vale Road, was set up in 1981 and provides a bespoke picture framing service, as well as selling fine art prints and cards. Owners Gabriella Arciello and her brother Emilio, pictured, extended the premises to add a licensed dining venue serving brunch, lunch and evening meals.
Online shop ChefChef.store launched to coincide with the new national lockdown - it brings together traders in Sheffield's Moor Market to offer hundreds of products, aiming to meet soaring demand for home delivery from local firms. Ex-Tramlines organiser Dave Healy is pictured; the venture is a collaboration between him and the city council, City Grab - the delivery app run by City Taxis - and online platform ShopAppy.