New cafe bar to open at former Ipswich nightclub
PUBLISHED: 11:30 18 August 2019 | UPDATED: 11:30 18 August 2019
A new cafe bar is on the way for Ipswich town centre, taking up residence in part of the former Fire & Ice nightclub.
The landmark Victorian building in Tacket Street which was once home to the First Floor Club and later Fire & Ice, has been transformed to create a modern development offering housing and retail opportunities.
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The upper floors have been converted into town centre apartment homes by developer Joe Fogel and is now known as Charlotte House.
Meanwhile, there are three retail/commercial units on the ground floor which have been modernised and prepared ready for new tenants to move in.
And one is being converted into a new cafe bar, to be known as The Bloom Lounge.
On its Facebook page, the Bloom Lounge is promising brunch, coffee, cakes, juices and cocktails.
Property developer Joe Fogel said: "It is really good to see all the commercial units let and being brought into use by local businesses and start-ups."