Grangetown indie business map launches

Grangetown’s first map of independent businesses has been launched.

It was unveiled at the first Grangetown Local Business Forum of 2018 in March at Tramshed Tech, who sponsored the map.

The idea came out of the forum last year – and is based on the Get Lost in Cardiff map of indie businesses in the city centre’s Castle Arcade 

The same design team behind that project – led by designer and shop owner Kirsty Patrick and designer Dan Spain – were brought in to develop the map.


Click to download an online version of the map here

More than 20 shops and local businesses signed up to be on the map – a mixture of long-established enterprises to very new ones.

  • Tramshed Tech
  • Tramshed Studio
  • Tramshed
  • Clare Food Stores
  • Davies Framing
  • Quadir Hairdressers
  • Ice Cream Passion
  • Polish Sklep MIS Shop, Deli and Upstairs Cafe
  • Inma’s Deli and Cafe
  • Mega Discount Home Store, Penarth Rd
  • Vegetarian Food Studio
  • Direct Eye Care, Corporation Rd
  • Clarence Hardware
  • The Cornwall pub
  • The Grange pub
  • Lahore Kebabish, Penarth Rd
  • Asian Boutique, 69 Paget St
  • Mr Homes, Penarth Road
  • Hideout Cafe, Grange Pavilion
  • Grangetown World Market
  • Clark’s Pies
  • City Shawarma, 55 Corporation Rd

They have each got their first copies of the distinctive bright yellow map to give away to customers and cross-promote other businesses in the area.

Free copies will also be available at other key points – and at Grangetown World Market’s spring event on Saturday 10th March.

The map gives details of each business and is fully bilingual.

It also involved developing a Grangetown shop local branding, which has already been used in the Grangetown World Market and a colourful tote bags.

It has been part-funded by the Cardiff Capital Region but also by the 20 local businesses themselves.

Details of businesses from the map have also been added to an online directory of all Grangetown shops, businesses and traders, which is being updated on the website




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