Grimm & Co open new outlet in Rotherham town centre....

Grimm & Co open new outlet in Rotherham town centre....

Rotherham-based charity, Grimm & Co, have recently taken a double unit in the Old Town Hall retail centre in Rotherham town centre.  The plan to occupy and improve the frontages to several vacant units will hopefully inject some much-needed life and footfall into the attractove retail centre.  The plan is to enable the literacy charity to bring together its workshops and educational activities with its unique retail offering.  Commercial Property Rotherham are sole letting Agents at the Old Town Hall, and feel the letting could be key to further new lettings going into 2022.

Grimm & Co was founded by Deborah Bullivant, who developed the story destination and a suite of activities, built on a bedrock of action research that demonstrated real and significant positive impact on literacies for children and young people and families - especially for those communities, often left behind. The charity has been running since 2014 and has recently moved to new premises in order to meet the high demand and to expand its reach across communities in South Yorkshire and beyond.

Following the purchase of their building on Ship Hill in the centre of Rotherham, Grimm & Co were looking to proceed with the renovation and refurbishment work when lockdown hit in March. The closure of the story centre and magical shop on Doncaster Gate, the diversion of promised funds and the enforced cancellation of fundraising events, meant that plans for the building were put on hold and all efforts concentrated on taking their creative delivery to children and young people online and directly into communities.