Project B, 3-7 Middle Street

Events space on Middle Street, just off Surrey Street/Church Street.

As of December 2019 it operates as a private hire venue only.

The premises were previously occupied by Beano's second-hand record shop (see Wikipedia entry and a photo of it in 2009). After Beano's closed, the building spent a short spell as an "undercover market" called Stuff photo; see Retro Chick blog post.

By July 2012 it was a child-friendly cafe and children's indoor playspace called Beanies photo. The playspace moved to a space in the Whitgift Centre around the end of 2014, though the cafe continued to run. By March 2015 there was new signage up for Project B (run by the same people as Beanies).

In February 2016 a vegan cafe called Buttercream Dreams opened in the ground floor space, though the building remained in the hands of Project B as an events company. Buttercream Dreams moved out again in June 2016. (As of July 2016 Buttercream Dreams operated as a stall on Surrey Street Market and a cafe in Camden, but both of these outlets closed down in August 2016, with the Buttercream Dreams Facebook page citing the owner's health problems as the reason.)

As of July 2016 the ground floor was used as an evening-only bar, while the owners looked for a new daytime cafe operator to replace Buttercream Dreams. We aren't sure if the cafe ever did open again.

By December 2019 the space was operating as a private hire venue only.

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Existence last checked in December 2019.

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