OPENING OCTOBER 1!
Dear friends, community members and customers!
We wanted to update everyone on our current situation. The Warehouse Cafe is still closed on a day to day basis until October 1st.
COOP BRUM FESTIVAL – THIS SEPTEMBER!
We are also very happy to announce CoopBrum’s mini Festival of Cooperation that will be taking over the building, cafe and the street in front for three days from Friday the 17th to Sunday the 19th of September. It’s open to all and there’s still ways to get involved so feel free to contact us for that!
Call For Volunteers!
17th to 19th of September (5 PM – 9 PM Friday – 12 PM – 9 PM Saturday & Sunday)
If you have any spare time and are on our side of the Moon, please contact us. All hands eager to help are welcome. We will bestow you with our thankfulness and love! Being involved in a festival organisation is fun and satisfying. Come on, get on board!
We have been and are still doing regular events, such as our ever-popular Jazz Nights @warehousesessions, Matt’s History Talks and OneDub Secret Garden events. We are always on the lookout for artists, speakers, performers to use our space so please never hesitate to get in touch and we can help you make your project happen!
We have a fully vegan bar and bar food available to munch during our events.
CATERING & SPACE BOOKING
When we reopen we will be again providing catering in many different forms. We can cater on and offsite (in Birmingham), and our space has a maximum capacity of 60 people (depending on activities). There are also potential breakout rooms hireable from Birmingham Friends of the Earth in the same building.
Cafe closed for the summer!
We’ve come to the difficult decision to reduce our opening times further until October 1st. We plan to remain open for events (check out our events tab to see what’s on!) while remaining closed for food and regular service throughout most of the week. We hope to be able to use this time to put our heads together and come up with ways to run the space even better, ready for our reopening on October 1st!
A bit of background if you’re unfamiliar with our story
As some of you may know, we’re a small workers owned cooperative, who managed to first open a couple of years ago on the amazing generosity of those able to put some money into starting this project. Unfortunately, as we’re not a large corporate chain with rich bosses who can just reinvest, we’re in a position where we need to be making enough money month on month to sustain being open – something many small businesses have found challenging over the pandemic.
We hope you all understand this isn’t a decision that we made lightly – and we also don’t want to view it as the end but more a short pause while we recoup!
So we are currently closed except for events, which will be promoted here on our page. We have emailed everyone with online bookings and we are really sorry to those who have plans to visit us soon, but we will be back!
Check out Facebook page for current events and please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you want to use our space!
I hope we can rely on your continued support and we can’t wait to see all your lovely faces again whether that be at events over the coming months or for our grand reopening in October!
Take care and stay safe.