We are in the Stembrook Lane Shopping Arcade, where is that? You may ask, in the center of Dover, just by Penchester Gardens, I would answer.
Well a few years ago this building used to be the Co-op supermarket, but when it closed the local council decided to use the space to build up the flagging high street, by encouraging new business to start up in Dover.
The shopping arcade was a set up by the community organisation Dover Big Local. As a way of helping small local business start ups. Along with providing a new shopping experience for residents of Dover.
And the concept of Co-Innovations Dover was born .