A pop up café overlooking the Shorncliffe Pier is one step closer with the unveiling of plans for the new kiosk.
The Sandgate and Bracken Ridge Action Group (SANDBAG) reveals the shipping container design will have a coastal feel to complement the existing features in the park and surrounding areas.
SANDBAG was awarded the contract to construct and run Shorncliffe Pier Kiosk at Lower Moora Park by the Brisbane City Council in August. The plan is to have the kiosk up and running by early 2018.
The 15-square-metre building will sit on a concrete slab on the grassed area to the south of the existing toilet block near the pier.
The pop up café will serve great coffee, cold drinks, ice creams and tasty, quick café-style food.
The kiosk opening hours are still being finalised but will likely operate five days a week, from Wednesday to Sunday. Proposed opening times are 7am on weekdays, 8am on weekends, with a consistent closing time of 1pm. These opening hours are subject to change and will be based on feedback and demand from the community.
As SANDBAG is a community-based not-for-profit organisation, all profits from the business will be reinvested back into programs they run in the community. These include programs such as Domestic and Family Violence; Disability Support; Individual Support and Community Connection; Employment and Education and Training, and Multicultural Development and Support.
SANDBAG chief executive officer Alisa Hall says SANDBAG is really excited about this opportunity to offer a pop up café at this popular 4017 destination.
She hopes with the support of the local community and visitors it can be a huge success and evolve to suit the community’s needs.
“ This is a wonderful opportunity for us to use our experience in business and our understanding of the local area to offer a quality business that offers a relaxed option for light refreshments and coffees by the bayside,’’ Alisa says.
The kiosk planning committee is still welcoming feedback from the community so please contact Sue Batten on 3269 1952, firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, a community online survey can be assessed at surveymonkey.com/r/FSNSPWX.
SANDBAG is also seeking help from the public with the construction of the kiosk. If you can help with the supply of materials or labour, please contact Sue.