Over the years, Y Shed has been used for storage, a working garage, and even an undertakers. Its history is both rich and varied. But for many years it has been derelict and empty. Now, championed by charitable housing association Grŵp Cynefin, and Meliden Residents’ Action Group, the future for Y Shed is very different.
This forgotten building is being transformed into a vibrant community and tourist hub with café, shop, and history displays, a place where walkers can stop for refreshments, families can hire bikes and go off exploring, or friends can meet for lunch. The history exhibition will showcase the village and its stories to new generations, shining a light on the life of Meliden residents through the years. Offering creative working spaces for local businesses and artisans, Y Shed will also help budding entrepreneurs and artists develop their businesses from unique, glass-fronted spaces looking out over an inspiring coastal setting.
Given the new Government advice around Coronavirus, Caffi @ Y Shed has taken the decision, as a precaution, to temporarily close. As the café will be shut, we have decided to close the rest of the main Y Shed building too.
This decision is purely precautionary and has been taken to aid national efforts to limit the spread of the virus through social distancing.
Although we appreciate the decision may be disappointing, we are making it with everyone’s best interests at heart: our customers, suppliers, contractors and all the staff.