Faulkner Street, Hoole

Af­fec­tion­ately known as Not­ting Hoole, we head to Chester’s fash­ion­able lit­tle en­clave to meet with the in­de­pen­dent busi­ness own­ers tak­ing lux­ury lo­cal

Cheshire Life - - The Edit -

EMMA THOMAS

Owner, DELI-VERT del­i­catessen

I’ve been a chef for 15 years and though it seems like a cliché, cook­ing is my pas­sion. It all started when I went and worked a ski sea­son in a French restu­ar­ant and I in­stantly loved it and re­turned for a sec­ond year. Own­ing the deli is very dif­fer­ent to work­ing in a fast paced cor­don bleu restau­rant but for me I get the best of both worlds. I get to in­ter­act with the cus­tomers and still get to use my culi­nary cre­ativ­ity in whip­ping up de­li­cious new dishes and baked goods.

KATHRYN BARR

Owner, The Lin­gerie Room

I’m one of those types of peo­ple who doesn’t like miss­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties, and in the past, I saw The Lin­gerie Room was up for sale. I’ve al­ways been a cus­tomer, and when it came back up for sale again, I knew I wanted to buy it. When I told my part­ner, he laughed, a lit­tle shocked, but sup­ported me the whole way. When I want some­thing, I’m very driven and ded­i­cated. My teenage sons aren’t mas­sive fans be­cause they can’t face com­ing in to a lin­gerie shop owned by their mum which I think is ab­so­lutely hi­lar­i­ous.

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