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Plan for Sheratons Building Confirmed

posted 16 Mar 2014, 13:23 by Tomo
Plans for the use of Sheratons building on the corner of Shire Lane and Lower Road, Chorleywood are now confirmed. Vic Grewal, owner of Chorleywood Budgens, holds the lease of the building which is to be called The Village Buzz, and the interior is to be shared by three parties running three separate concerns. The whole approach aims to incorporate different elements under one roof that benefit the community in many ways.

There will be a stylish family friendly Village Buzz Lounge Bar which will offer artisan coffees, smoothies plus a bites and delights menu and fine wine experience in a relaxed setting. The décor will marry old and new, reflecting traditional Chorleywood with a mix of original materials like reclaimed timber, slate and old stock brick in a contemporary bright environment providing free wi-fi and facilities for the disabled.

Original partner The Hive will run a multi-purpose and flexible community centre from the premises and will work with local community groups and skilled individuals. Activities and sessions to be offered include After-school drop-ins, Community group meetings, Homework club, Table tennis, Creative Arts, Films and presentations.  

Mrs Moore’s Vintage Store will occupy a section of the building selling her collections including tea sets, dinnerware and textiles as well as merchandise made by several local businesses, artists and makers, ranging from jewellery to Oh Sew Vintage retro dresses and handmade quilts.

There will also be craft, sewing, crochet and baking workshops plus champagne teas and events and the three parties hope to work in collaboration on some of these. 

The Village Buzz logo is yet to be decided but a brief for a design has been given to Art and Design Technology students at St Clement Danes and the Royal Masonic School. The top entries selected from each school will win a cash prize of £100 and the winner’s artwork will be incorporated in the Village Buzz branding.

The Village Buzz opens at Sheraton House, Lower Road, WD3 5LH at Easter. 
Opening hours will be consistent with similar businesses in the area. The Hive activities start in April.

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