Our friends at Receiver Coffee opened a new branch on Water Street last week, in the old CN Rail Brass Shop. In doing so they’ve breathed new life into a building that, while its outsides sparkled with the brilliance of Island stone, never had the insides that it deserved.
They fixed this by removing walls and clutter, and creating a bright, open great room with kitchen and Breadworks bakery tucked away into the west side. And they outfitted the café with nice simple tables punctuated by comfortable simple chairs. It’s a nice place to spend a little time and have a little coffee.
If you’re going to be capitalists–and I’m still not sold on that point–being capitalists like the Receiver crew is the way to do it; kudos.