Popular Liverpool coffee shop to expand into bar

By Emily Hawkins contact

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Partnership: Liverpool's Bold Street Coffee will reopen with a bar element after working with bar and restaurants company Graffiti Spirits Group
Partnership: Liverpool's Bold Street Coffee will reopen with a bar element after working with bar and restaurants company Graffiti Spirits Group

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Bold Street Coffee, a Liverpool city coffee shop will reopen with a bar element after partnering with independent bar and restaurants company Graffiti Spirits Group.

The coffee shop used a crowdfunding website to successfully raise more than £35,000 to fund a refit needed for the space to reopen. Some 884 people supported the fund.

Now, the shop will work with Graffiti Spirits to expand the space and turn it into a venue with a strong food and bespoke bar offering.

The shop will reopen in October, followed by the opening of a downstairs bar in 2019.

Crowdfunding

Sam Tawil and Katy Monty, owners of Bold Street Coffee said: “Due to our landlords reconfiguring the site at 89 Bold Street, we launched the Kickstarter campaign needing to raise £30,000 of the £75,000 required to fund the fit-out to get back in and expand our offering.

“Graffiti Spirits have always been hugely supportive, allowing us to hold pop ups in their venues during the Kickstarter campaign and now at Santa Maluco, but their advice and expertise since has been incredible.

They added: “We knew that we wanted to do something a little bit different when we got back into 89, but obviously our experience lies in coffee shops.

“Partnering with Graffiti Spirits Group means that we have access to their incredible know-how and contacts so that we can take Bold Street Coffee to the next level.”

Brand expansion

Matt Farrell, co-founder of Graffiti Spirits Group said the partnership of the independent businesses would benefit the city.

He said: “We think independent businesses are hugely important to Liverpool’s growing food and drink scene. Having been friends with Sam and Katy for many years, we obviously were devastated for them when problems arose with the venue.

“Being partners allows us to help BSC in expanding the brand and becoming the number one independent coffee shop in the north-west.

New kitchen

“We will be adding a brand new open kitchen and menu, meetings room, as well as a small bespoke bar offering, yet not forgetting the classic things that made the shop so popular with ourselves and other regulars.

“It’s a great tale of two independent, local businesses coming together to give something back to the city again,” Farrell said.

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