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Alderman Fenwick’s House looks to future with coffee and ice cream café

A historic city building has opened a coffee and luxury ice cream café.

Alderman Fenwick’s House has partnered with Caffe Ginevra to bring the taste of Italy to Newcastle’s Pilgrim Street.

Located in the heart of Pilgrim’s Quarter, which is undergoing a multi-million-pound regeneration, the café faces the new Bank House development.

The move is part of a series of improvements by Central Space directors Marc and Anthony Dixon to boost the base’s reputation as a small business location.

Originally built in the 17th century, the building has operated as a coaching inn, as well as the home of the Newcastle Liberal Club for many years.

It is presently occupied by 18 businesses.

Marc Dixon, managing director of Central Space, said: “Good quality on-site amenities are important for businesses seeking a great working environment and to attract staff back to the office.

“This is a good partnership with Caffe Ginevra; they are a growing company that are well suited to the fabric of the building.

“We very much look forward to a beneficial relationship as we look to invest further and adapt the building to meet current needs.”

The opening marks the first city centre venture for Caffe Ginevra, with its other sites in Denton and Prudhoe.

Anthony Finn, managing director, added: “Alderman Fenwick’s House is a great location.

“We look forward to the café going from strength-to-strength as the redevelopment of the area gathers momentum.”