“We’re in a slightly different position to other business as we hadn’t fully opened before the lockdown. We’re in the middle of refurbishing the main building and had planned to open in May. We’d been busy with a pop up shop and a Terrace Takeout service to give people a taster of what Cloth Store would be about. We also sold locally roasted coffee, t-shirts and prints.
Since the lockdown we’ve been offering beer bundles for collection or local delivery, and have recently added our coffee to this as well. We’re also looking into ways we can sell our wine without refilling bottles.
Because we’d not fully opened and we’d deliberately not overly marketed the Terrace Takeout (we wanted it to be something people stumbled upon) it’s making it a little bit harder to get our product offering out to people as they just don’t know we’re here. We’re also looking into what we can do once the refurbishment gets completed, seeing how the restrictions are lifted and if we are able to do take away food if opening up isn’t an option.
When we do finally open, Cloth Store will be a place you can come for a drink, coffee or food with a very relaxed feel and atmosphere. Our food menu will be small offerings so they can be eaten as quick bites or shared among friends with regular Kitchen takeovers planned. We’ve created defined spaces for use in the day/night, either for creative or homeworkers alike. Come evening these are then turned into a place to meet friends and unwind over a drink.”
Story originally featured in Scran magazine issue one.
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