The Nichols Building, in pictures!
The other day, we popped into The Nichols Building for the first time. Being quite late in the day, it was nice and quiet for looking round, and I managed to take lots of photos too!
The Nichols Building itself dates from the mid 1800s and was originally used as a grocery wholesalers. In more recent years it was used as an antiques and auction house, and now in 2011 has been fully refurbished as an open-plan shopping emporium. The first floor showroom is full of individual units, featuring all of my favourite kind of stuff – antiques, arts and crafts. Plus there is a tea room, with cakes!
The main room is HUGE, with lots of small independent retailers.
I was really pleased to see just how big the floor space was, and how much stuff there was to look at! There are loads of units of varying sizes, plus loads of cabinets with trinkets and nice little things.
A selection of my greetings cards are stocked by the lovely Claira at the ‘Vertiline in Love‘ boutique.
One of the things which really struck us about The Nichols Building, is that all of the individual unit holders has taken a real pride in how their corner of the room looks. There isn’t one unit that lets the look of the place down. It’s quite a refreshing change from some of the other (much loved, but rather neglected) emporiums around Sheffield. Seriously, this place looks amazing!
There is a very well stocked book section, with lots of vintage stock, plus books of local interest.
There are many other cabinets and units I didn’t get a chance to photograph, including a shop called ‘Barely Worn’ which is up on the next level of the building, and sells amongst other things, beautiful vintage wedding dressings.
I hoping it won’t be long till we go back on our next trip to The Nichols Building…I didn’t even spend any money this time! If you like arts, crafts and vintage type stuff and haven’t been yet, I would really recommend a little visit!
Opening hours are –
Monday – Closed
Tuesday to Friday – 11am – 6pm
Saturday – 10am – 5pm
Sunday – 10am – 4pm
And here are some links if you want to find out more…
The Nichols Building website – www.nicholsbuilding.co.uk
The Nichols Building on Facebook – www.facebook.com/NicholsBuilding
The Nichols Building on Twitter – www.twitter.com/NicholsBuilding
Vertiline in Love on Facebook – www.facebook.com/pages/Vertiline-in-Love
Vertiline in Love on Twitter – www.twitter.com/vertilineinlove
See ya! x