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Business partner to setup and manage coffee shop


Located in a prime site within the museum district, the St. George Cathedral Crypt Memory and Witness Centre, is looking for a partner to help establish and manage an espresso/fresh juice bar adjacent to the kitchen with attractive seating both inside the Crypt space and outside in Wale Street. The facility could offer visitors reasonably priced refreshments such as:

  • a range of espresso coffees, lattes, cappuccinos etc
  • a range of teas, many fresh
  • fresh juice made to order
  • smoothies and shakes
  • muffins, sandwiches, wraps, pre-made Panini and Ciabatta
  • gourmet soups, hot & cold

Potential Partners are invited to meet at the St George’s Cathedral Link (5 Wale Street, Cape Town) for a briefing and site inspection of the Crypt on Saturday 12 December 2009 from 10am.

For further details, interested parties can contact Arthur Martin on 083 642 6423 or or Lynette Maart on 021 448 6700.

In May 2008 the St. George’s Cathedral decided to create a new social justice outreach ministry, the Crypt Memory and Witness Centre with a vision to create an inspiring, sacred space of dialogue, hope and healing. Programmes will include exhibitions, dialogues and debates, guided and self-guided tours and pilgrimages, and a shop selling literature and memorabilia. Three themes will be pursued namely the Cathedral’s relationship to the City of Cape Town, Witness and Protest and the relationship between Church and State. The Centre will seek to draw different audiences including Capetonians from all walks of life, learners and students, and tourists. On 10 September 2009, the St. George’s Cathedral Crypt Memory and Witness Centre successfully launched its first exhibition titled ‘Glimpsing Hope, March for Peace’ now on at the Cathedral Link. This was followed by a Service of Celebration to commemorate the gathering on 13 September 1989 of 30 000 people responding to a call by Archbishop Emeritus Tutu to protest the deaths of 23 people who succumbed during protest action against the second tri-cameral parliament elections.

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