J. Atkinson & Co. is a Lancaster institution. Established in 1837 as the Grasshopper Tea Warehouse by Quakers Thomas and Jane Atkinson, it has been providing high quality coffee and tea to generations Lancastrians. This painted sign, incorporating the company logo of the grasshopper, sits above their shop on China Street. The shop is a treasure trove of coffee-related paraphernalia; a unique place in an world of increasingly sterile and unimaginative high streets.
Location: China Street, Lancaster, UK.