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Finally, finally (on 17th January), we have a new owner for the Warehouse Cafe! You may remember that we took over the cafe back in July 2005, for a few weeks only (or so we thought).
The intervening 6 months have been
hard work for all concerned, not least for the cafe staff who have made tremendous
efforts to maintain (and improve) the high standards.We had several people interested
in taking over the cafe, but these soon narrowed to one Mirabel Foster. She
gradually took over the management on our behalf, whilst negotiating a contract
with us. IN the last few months, the cafe has had good features in The Metro,
The Guardian and Whats On. The food continues to be vegetarian, with specific
vegan meals; and is open 6 lunchtimes and 3 evenings (Thurs - Sat) per week.
These may change, as the cafe develops, but you can always check by phoning
them on 0121 633 0261.
New(ish) owners in both the Cafe
and the End Bay (Sprocket Cycles) have given impetus to market the Warehouse
in a more positive way. Although the Warehouse is City Centre (yes, officially!),
it's still not capturing the numbers it needs to be (financially) sustainable;
thus also not being able to get our message on 'sustainability' to a great many
more people. Maybe you can help with this? When our new promotional leaflets
are available, could you deliver some to suitable venues, such as churches,
shops, surgeries, libraries, etc.? If you can, please contact
Maud or myself.
Solar power? Maybe its a dull Winter, but we don't seem to have had much sun in December. Roll on Spring.
In the last edition of Action Briefing we apologised for our membership labels not being ready due to transferring our database to a linux based system and promised to send these out with this edition. We are sorry to let you know that we have not yet been able to rectify this situation and so you will receive your card with the next newsletter.
In the meantime, your 2005 card will be honoured, for 10 per cent discount, in the Warehouse Cafe, Sprocket Cycles and for stationery sales in Reception.