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Downstairs@TheVortex is now open every day from 6pm to 12am and serves classics like home made soup, sandwiches, cakes and snacks. The bread comes from the Spence bakery and is made fresh each day, and all produce is locally sourced and of the highest quality.
There is also WiFi, fabulous coffee from local roasters, a range of teas, and Downstairs@TheVortex is fully licensed. There are take-away and preorder options on all of the food.
The Vortex Jazz Club occupy the space above the Downstairs@TheVortex, and were the Culture House's first tenant. Already legendary from their days in Stoke Newington, their arrival and relaunch in Dalston has boosted the thriving local arts scene.
Hackney Co-operative Developments manages ten small retail units along the south side of the square. Their current tenants are:
Express Communications – Fashion accessories, DVDs and money transfer
CJays – African and Caribbean food, barbeque specialists
Computer Hut – IT repairs and secondhand computer equipment
Tolamix Fashion & Textiles – Makers of African clothing
Chicago Barbers – Men’s hairdressers
Aso Rock – African cuisine
Bespoke Tailoring – Ex-Saville Row tailor specializing in bespoke items/repairs
Frisbee Creperie - Fresh pancakes, French mode
Babel Jazz - jazz CDs, books and DVDs
Salama Video & Books – African videos, books and cosmetics
The Jazz Bar - Dalston's own bar and lounge
Gillett Square’s designation as a market venue is currently in process with London Borough of Hackney in partnership with Hackney Co-operative Developments. Any interested potential traders should contact us. The enterprise agenda for Gillett Square is also being developed in association with Hackney Co-operative Development's Dalston4London project.
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