Get quirky in Cov at FarGo Village

FarGo Village has been designed exclusively for creative, independent businesses to begin, develop and to thrive.

Having nothing whatsoever to do with the addictively entertaining American black comedy crime drama television series or the Cohen brothers movie from which it originated, FarGo Village does share their quirky vibe and sensibility. An artistically re-purposed industrial space in Coventry City Centre, FarGo is actually a reference to its location on Far Gosford Street and has been designed exclusively for creative, independent businesses to begin, develop and to thrive.

Visitors can expect an eclectic mix of over 40 independent businesses on site including a craft brewery, artisan food producers, vintage interior, fashion and record stores as well as artists, designers and makers that offer visitors the opportunity to take home something truly unique home with them. You can even get your haircut, get a tattoo, take a CrossFit class and visit a Sgt Bilko museum here – told you it was quirky!

The flexible outdoor spaces also lends itself well to markets and festivals, caffeine connoisseurs can get involved in September’s Coventry Festival that takes place on the 18th and 19th focusing on local, artisan roasters, independent food and drink retail and home-grown baristas.

HERE ARE SOME OF OUR FAVOURITE PICKS FROM FARGO VILLAGE

SHOP

Auntie Olive’s Attic

Specialising in 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s fashion, furniture and home-ware, everything at Auntie Olive’s Attic is, handpicked, cleaned and lovingly restored to ensure the best quality.

Buddha Boutique

A holistic hippy shop run by Yoga instructor Yogamasti, Buddha Boutique is a peaceful haven where you would want to come, share, read, converse and leave with a content, inspiring feeling. They sell everything from Incense & Mantras, to Chakras & Mandalas.

Commonground

Multipurpose art space in Coventry. Drink coffee, eat-in, view curated exhibitions, learn a new skill or improve an old one. Buy something for you, or another, in the print shop and design store.

Container No 8

A totally unique shopping experience specialising in a range of locally produced preserves homemade using homegrown (as much as possible) produce. Also on offer is a wide variety of other locally produced foodstuffs, specialty drinks, artwork and all manner of interesting gifts.

Fantayzia Designs

Unique, handcrafted jewellery and artwork, through the creative use of
unplayable vinyl records. The shop also stocks new and pre-loved vinyl as part of Fantayzia Records with classic albums to new releases from some of the hottest independent records labels.

Just Dropped In

Independent Record Shop selling new and used vinyl, Indie, Psych, Rock, Dub and Electronic- you can lose many happy hours in here flipping through boxes and boxes of vinyl.

Olivia Thomas Handmade

Handmade bath products and scented soya wax candles that are cruelty free, kind to sensitive skin, vegan friendly and long lasting.

Oshin Arts

Beautiful handmade Kanzashi flowers and dolls inspired by Japanese culture and traditional arts made with respect to the original technique, but with designs adapted to a western style.

Project Number 5

A sustainable fashion skate shop stocking vintage handpicked clothes from the 90s onwards, for women and men, for all seasons. Alongside the vintage section they stock skateboard hardware.

Ronnie’s Stuff

A little treasure trove of curiosities, antiques and quirkiness. Browse through a selection of wall art, jewellery, home wares, cultural arts and the house specialty cameras: working 35mm SLR for budding photographers and lots of vintage and retro items looking for a loving home.

Sgt Bilko’s Vintage Emporium

Specialising in vintage and modern film and television memorabilia and
with a strong emphasis on everything ‘cult’ the store caters for a wide range of tastes, offering a varied selection of collectables.

Stacey’s Shabby Shack

Husband and wife duo find old and unloved furniture to paint and reupholster as well as create unique home furnishings from this, that and
anything they can find…pop into the shop if you have an idea and let them make it a reality.

The Big Comfy Bookshop

Run by Michael, surrounded by thousands of books of all genres, and topped off with locally made cakes. And then there’s the Bar! Tea, Coffee, Beer and Wine. The bookshop is about getting the local community together to discuss, learn, play and create.

The Green Unicorn Vegan Store

Stocking a wide variety of vegan goods from groceries and whole foods, snacks and sweets, chilled and frozen foods right through to vegan-themed handcrafted gifts as well as a Zero Waste vegan pick n mix
counter, the only one in Coventry.


EAT

BIB Noodle Bar

Freshly-made Chinese food, from hand-pulled noodles to dumplings, from fermented vegetable to chilli powers/sauces. Come take a ride with them around the wonderful culinary culture of China.

Bubble Boba

Friendly Bubble Tea & Milkshake Bar where there’s never a shortage of fun to be had thanks to Old School games and Classic Console games to keep you and your friends entertained. Their Bobaristas are on hand to help you find your perfect Bubble Tea & Milkshake.

Choc N Roll

Selling a range of chocolate products, macarons and pastries, a selection of homemade hot chocolates and award winning coffee as well as offering workshops.

Dirty Kitch

100% vegan. Expect to find a menu bursting with cravable and satisfying vegan soul food inspired by the dirty south, including crispy fried
“chick’n” and meaty burnt ends in a caramelized bbq glaze. 100% vegan. Zero compromises on flavour.

Gourmet Food Kitchen

A small, independent restaurant serving artisan fresh food made on the
premises every day by chef Tony Davies.

Leave it to Esmie

Captures the vibrancy of West Indian cuisine. Let them take your tastebuds on an unforgettable journey through West Indian cuisine. Menu highlights include: Salt fish fritters, Jerk Chicken Burrito, Curry Mutton and Callaloo Bake.

The Brownie Box

Over the top, filthy brownie and cookie flavours with a constantly evolving menu of the very dirtiest desserts.

Twisted Barrel Ale

Their working brewery at FarGo Village opens its doors to the public each week to bring you the freshest, most local beer in Coventry including 12 of their own brews.


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Dashing Blades

A retro style Barbers Shop offering traditional and contemporary hair cuts to Gents, beard styling & trimming and Hot towel cut throat shaves.

The Rock’n’Roller Parlour

A freespirited and relaxing environment with services ranging from simple trims to complete colour makeovers in the glamorous salon or in the privacy of Ruby, a lovingly converted Freedom caravan that was the beginnings of the original Parlour.

The Drawing Room

A custom contemporary tattoo studio currently specialising in
abstract black work and super bright watercolour tattoos. All tattoo work is custom drawn to suit each client’s individual ideas and preferences.

Wildcard Strength & Conditioning

Why just look strong, when you can be strong? That’s what Wildcard reckon; a gym dedicated to optimising human performance and specialising in CrossFit, Olympic Weightlifting and Powerlifting.


FarGo Village is open daily but many stores only open Thursday to Sunday, 11 to 5 so it’s best to check the website before your visit. www.fargovillage.co.uk

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