A popular Bury St Edmunds sandwich bar is sporting a lighter, fresher look as part of recent refurbishment works.
Toppers has revamped the front of its store in Buttermarket, replacing its ‘murky old brown’ exterior with a brighter colour and an eye-catching top hat image.
Owner David Sherfield, who bought the shop last August, said: “I felt we needed a higher profile. I think we were getting lost in the corner.”
He said he chose a Broadway font for the ‘face-lift’ to play on the ‘experience’ customers have watching their chosen sandwiches get prepared in front of them.
Operating from four floors, Toppers also now has a fully-functional, professional buffet kitchen.
It was installed to expand the shop’s outside catering capability for corporate clients, a facette of the business that has been running on a smaller scale for around 12 months.
“What we need now is the working folk, the corporate folk of Bury, to come flocking through our door,” said Mr Sherfield.
In the summer, the business will be expanding further by offering gelato ice cream from a purpose-made cart in front of the shop. Mr Sherfield also hopes to introduce outside seating and tables.
“I’d like to give our patrons somewhere to eat as an alternative to the Abbey Gardens and their desks,” he said.