“Crown And Anchor” Shop Opens In Dockyard

March 22, 2016

The owners of a new business believe Royal Naval Dockyard is the perfect launch-pad for their flagship store.

B.R.S. Limited, has opened the first Crown and Anchor shop – a high-quality clothing store – next to Bone Fish restaurant, in a former ship captain’s home.

“We really enjoy the Dockyard community, and the historic nautical setting. We have operated several other businesses in Royal Naval Dockyard over the past 20 years, and have confidence that the Dockyard is a great fit for us,” said a spokesperson for the store.

“As a major hub for Bermuda’s tourists and now venue for America’s Cup 2017 sailing, it is the perfect launch pad for us to build this brand.”

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Crown & Anchor is a “classic Bermudian clothing label”, inspired by the Island’s unique nautical history.

“We felt the flagship store needed to encompass the brand’s reflection of Bermuda’s unique nautical history and British ties. With this focus it was apparent that the Royal Naval Dockyard would be the most obvious locale,” added the spokesperson.

The space now occupied by the new shop had been uninhabited for some time and was in a state of disrepair.

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“The building had originally been a sea captain’s residence so was divided into small rooms with a central staircase just within the front door. It was totally unusable for retail.

“As a brand that values Bermuda and our history, we welcomed the opportunity to contribute to the community in the preservation of such a unique historic building that had previously been off limits to the public.

“By converting it to retail, while maintaining the historical integrity of the building, the historic architectural features of this unique space are now accessible to all,” said the spokesperson.

The spokesperson added: “Our plans are not carved in stone and we embrace Bermuda’s motto Quo Fata Ferunt, roughly translated, ‘where fate carries us’.

“We are looking to expand into other locations, on the Island, such as Hamilton and St. George’s and welcome the opportunity to showcase another historic property. We would also welcome the opportunity to see the brand move overseas.”

Joanna Cranfield, WEDCo’s Business Development Manager, said the new Crown and Anchor store was a hugely welcome addition to the existing attractions at Royal Naval Dockyard.

She added: “It’s a really good, up-market store that we think both tourists and locals will love and which we are very happy to see in Dockyard.”

 

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  1. mike says:

    Everything is red, white and blue?

    • SpinCycle says:

      The floor is brown!

    • andrew says:

      LOL…nice comment SMH!! Why don’t you got here and see for yourself? It is a very well put together store. Plenty of other colors available.

  2. Wish you all the success, anytime a business opens in Bermuda is a great thing, and even greater when it promotes the Island and it’s people.

    Ideal business, perfect location and the timing is excellent as we kick off the season for tourism.

  3. Terri Udell-Stringer says:

    Is that the commanders House on cockburn rd?

    • Wellington says:

      no. This is in Dockyard between Bonefish and the entrance to the victualling yard/frog & onion. Very nice it is too.

  4. Jus' Wonderin' says:

    What are the base prices?

  5. Dangel says:

    Great boost for the West End! Looks nice …. another Davison’s store.

  6. Kathy says:

    First class and we need MORE of these shops that showcase Bermuda in Dockyard….less “junk” coming from the Orient!

  7. bda441 says:

    Hope you have XXL size clothes for all them cruise ship visitors ;) .

    • CruiseVisitor says:

      Funny but true. :D We just got back from a Bermuda cruise. Bought some clothes here this week. Very nice selection.

  8. Jill says:

    What are your hours?