The seafood cafe at Hantverk & Found could be expanding

How it could look

The boss of Margate café and gallery Hantverk & Found is hoping to extend her business into a neighbouring property.

Kate De Syllas has applied for planning permission to convert 16 King Street, currently Margate Retro, from a shop into a restaurant.

The aim is to expand the area already used to serve food at 18 King Street.

In a design statement Margate-based Leask Architecture says: “The application site operated as the offices of the Thanet Guardian & Margate & Ramsgate Record, the weekly local newspaper for the town, and most recently has been the Margate Retro shop operated by Joe Brown.

“The proposed works are modest and necessary to adapt the property for restaurant use and would be largely expected for any new tenant in a commercial unit.”

The 4-storey building is Grade II Listed, dating from the mid-19th Century. The existing shop would be transformed into a cafe with servery and the ancillary areas to the basement and rear ground floor used for storage and food preparation.

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The existing kitchen at number 18 and new food preparation area at number 16 will serve both restaurant areas.

The application is for minor internal alterations on the lower floors.

Hantverk & Found is a seafood café and commissioning art gallery which opened in 2015.


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