This comes after revelations that Pamberi Trust has secured a new location for the Book Café. They had been evicted from the previous venue with a notice to vacate the premises on or before December 31 2011.
The new location is at the corner of Samora Machel Avenue and 6th Street, formerly Cascais Restaurant, in the central business district.
Speaking in an interview with StandardLife&Style, Paul Brickhill, the founder of Pamberi Trust which runs Book Café and Mannenberg said they had secured the place.
“We will be busy with refurbishments for the next six weeks and will probably be able to open mid or end of February. The space is different and it would be difficult for us to create a structure like the one we had at Five Avenue but the good thing is that we found the space,” said Brickhill.
One of the major advantages that the new venue will have as opposed to the previous one is that its vicinity houses other nightclubs and pubs. This is unlike the previous one which had been surrounded by residential areas. residents later hailed its eviction saying it was good riddance.
Last week social networking sites were awash with congratulatory messages from various people who welcomed the new development.
Alexio Kawara, a prominent feature at the old venue, was ecstatic about the development.
“The new place is even better business wise because it is more spacious and it is good that they have acquired a new place this early,” said Alexio.
What remains to be seen is how the refurbishments will progress as the artistes wait impatiently for the grand opening.