Posted: Sun 5th Jun 2016

Ceredigion Museum Offers Local Businesses Chance To Run New Cafe

This article is old - Published: Sunday, Jun 5th, 2016

When Ceredigion Museum asked its visitors what would improve their experience at the venue, the answer was almost always ‘a café!’ ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

So, as part of the exciting Heritage Lottery Funded New Approaches project a beautiful new café is being created and Ceredigion Museum is looking for a local business to run it. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Carrie Canham, Ceredigion Museum Curator, said: “We’ve appointed local designers Camilla Norburg and Jenny Hall to create a stunning, modern café space with the history of the Coliseum in the golden age of cinema as the theme. It won’t be a reproduction of the era but it will have the glamour and style of the 1930s.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

She adds: “We’re looking for a local catering business with a commitment to quality and value to run the café. It’s a great opportunity as we’re expecting about 70,000 visitors a year to the Museum, so we hope the café will offer visitors the chance to sample local produce, and at the same time it will support a local business and provide jobs for local people too.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Leader of Ceredigion County Council, Councillor Ellen ap Gwynn, said: “It’s important to us that the Museum supports the local economy as well as providing an enjoyable experience for all its visitors, we hope this new café will enhance and add value to visitors’ experience of the venue.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

There will be an open evening for anyone interested at Ceredigion Museum on Tuesday 7 June at 6pm. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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