Sandwich shop owner says he has definitely made the Wright move after switching to a town centre location in Bury St Edmunds
The owner of a popular sandwich shop says he has got off to a ‘phenomenal’ start.
Adam Wright, of Wright’s, has now opened up shop at the former Pizza Hut restaurant on Bury St Edmunds’ Cornhill.
The shop was previously based in St John’s Street for just over a year after it began life as a market stall.
Mr Wright said it was always his intention to expand and the market conditions with ‘reasonable rents’ and national chains leaving the town centre had provided the ‘perfect storm for independents to step up’.
After his first week on Cornhill, 38-year-old Adam, said: “The opening was phenomenal.
“There were socially distanced queues down the street. It was amazing.
“It’s been a mad roller coaster since I started in the market, then moving to St John’s Street and now here.
It was always my intention to move to a bigger premises and to grow what is called a ‘chameleon venue’ which means it changes through the day.
"Light and airy at breakfast, then goes into brunch, lunch, dinner, bar trading all the way throughout.
“As soon as I get my licence and Capt Boris allows us, when I open in the evening it will be great.
“It’s nice being an independent, having moved into the former location of a chain store and imagine if that was the case throughout the town.”
The new shop has eight tables seating four to six and employs 12 people so far.
At the moment customers can use the reconditioned church pews inside to wait for their order. It’s open 8am to 5pm Monday to Saturday and 9am to 4pm on Sundays.