Saturday 24 July 2010

Drill Hall - Royal Square St Ives

The Drill Hall - St Ives Cornwall

After weeks of construction work its good to see the newly refurbished Drill Hall on Royal Square open.

Two new businesses opened yesterday.

Cafe Arts serves teas, coffees, cakes, sandwiches and other snacks. They will be displaying work for sale by local artsists and are planning evening events over the coming weeks. Friendly service from Rebecca and Zoe. Sofa and newspapers to chill out with and a nice terrace to enjoy the sun at the front. Open from 10.00 am to 6.30 pm every day.

Favela sells unique hand made clothes for adults and children - all designed and stitched in-store by owner Marie Medley. After studying fashion design she travelled around South America where she was inspired by the culture and street art of the Brazilian shanty towns or "favelas".

More units will be opening soon and a couple are still available to rent.

Good luck and best wishes to all of the new ventures at The Drill Hall.


  1. Thanks Steve for info. Look forward to seeing enterprising new ventures and supporting them. Good luck to everyone.

  2. Do call in and say hi to them - nice people. Tea and cake on rhe terrace is great too.

  3. My! What an improvement to the Drill Hall.
    Very well done to all concerned and best of luck to the terrific new businesses.
    Looking forward to coffee & cake on the terrace at CafeArt - bliss!

  4. Salon Uno
    I shall be opening a new hairdressing salon by the end of this month (August) in the Drill Hall,I was at The Barber Shop on Tregenna Hill prior to this.
    Salon Uno will be a bright new shiny salon for men & women.
    I look forward to seeing old and new clients when we open.
    See You There,
    Mike Cullin

  5. Salon Uno is now up and running....and WOW ! it looks fantastic.
    Mike and Shelly now have the surroundings to match their modern and professional style of good to see, well done.

  6. Caroline Kennedy7 October 2010 at 17:07

    Serendipity Smile opening soon in The Drill Hall - if you like our fairly traded gift shop on Fore Street, you will love our new collection of fairly traded clothes and Jewellery. Come check us out at the end of October.

  7. gizelle and larah28 October 2010 at 06:44

    We LOVE Salon Uno! Mike and Shelly both gave their time and professional opinions with friendly flare. Shelly went to extreme lengths to give us exactly what we wanted....we are thrilled and delghted with the results. Thank you....and wishing you good luck in your super new's wonderful.

  8. Salon UNO , The Drill Hall , Chapel Street , St.Ives is looking for models for a photoshoot.
    Call in for a chat and have your hair done !

    We are also looking for an exceptional stylist with flair and a sense of fun to join the team...if that's you,phone Mike on 01736 79 99 55...or call in.


  9. Hello, do you know how I could go about enquiring about the hire of the Drill Hall for an event?

  10. Give Pete and Zoe a call at Cafe Art in The Drill Hall - their venue is available to hire for private and public functions:

    Cafe Art

    01736 799 450