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The Art Café Grand Opening at Touchstones Rochdale
- 31 October 2016
A large crowd gathered to celebrate the grand opening of Touchstones Rochdale’s new café on Thursday evening (27 October) as part of the Museums at Night festival - with guests being treated to food, drink, performances and overall merriment.
The Art Café is a new venture at Touchstones Rochdale. The refurbished café is set to have a new ‘look and feel’ and promises to enhance Rochdale Borough’s award-winning Arts and Heritage Centre.
The Art Café is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm, offering a wide range of healthy sandwiches, salads, snacks, chilled beverages, hot drinks, pastries, scones, speciality cakes, and much more. With free Wi-Fi and a relaxed atmosphere, it’s the perfect place to catch up with friends, meet colleagues, or simply relax after looking around exhibitions and displays.
Speaking at the opening, Tom Besford, Link4Life Arts & Heritage Manager said: “I’m really pleased to be able to reopen the catering offer at Touchstones Rochdale. We hope that visitors to our wonderful building will now enjoy their experience even more as they relax over a great cup of coffee and homemade cake!”
Guests also had the opportunity to vote for their favourite logo, designed by Hopwood Hall Students. Once all votes are in, the most popular choice will be unveiled as the new logo for The Art Café.
Debra McGinty and Jason McGuire directors of Corporation Coffee Limited added: “We are grateful for the fantastic opportunity to work with Touchstones Rochdale and the Rochdale Borough Council. In the short time we have been here, we have grown from strength to strength. This is a tremendous asset in the heart of Rochdale town centre and we hope to provide a complete quality experience for our visitors, and look forward to welcoming old and new customers to this new town centre café.”
Touchstones Rochdale is managed by the Link4Life Cultural Trust and is located on The Esplanade, Rochdale, OL16 1AQ. We are open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm. Admission is FREE. Find out more at www.link4life.org/touchstones