Chopsticks and pizza for The Corridor

Nice to see some new businesses moving into  The Corridor – Bath’s historic and late-Georgian covered shopping centre.

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The new Hai Na Oriental Supermarket that has opened in Bath’s historic Corridor.

At the Union Passage end, we’ve got a flavour of the Far East with the Hai Na Oriental Supermarket – just opened on the first and second floor  – next to the shoe repair shop.

It’s not the first of its kind in the city but does reflect – not only the size of the resident Chinese community – but the growing number of foreign students at the city’s two universities.

While on the left – towards the High Street – a pizza serving restaurant called Dough is due to open its doors very soon!

Variety is the spice of life – and new businesses are always good for foot-fall.

Pause a while and admire an early example of a shopping mall built by H.E.Goodridge in 1825. It was built as a personal speculation and used to be known as ‘Goodridge’s Corridor’ – after the architect who built it!

The Corridor

The far end of The Corridor emerges in Union Passage which was known as Cox Lane in the Middle Ages and is now  home to a host of small businesses.

It remains as a ‘shadow’ of how it would have felt to be in amongst the narrow trading streets of Medieval Bath.