The owners of two independent coffee shops in Wrexham town centre have announced they will be joining the growing number of businesses who will be trading from Tŷ Pawb.
Phil and Andy Gallanders, who run Bank Street Coffee, will be relocating from their current premises to Wrexham’s new multi-million pound arts, market and community facility on Chester Street next week.
The move to Tŷ Pawb will also see rebrand to BL_NK C_NV_S, which will continue to sell speciality coffee, cold drinks and locally baked cakes from Simply Bakes.
On Monday night the brothers, who are long-term supporters of the project, released a video saying they were “putting their money where their mouth is” and were relocating their Bank Street shop to Tŷ Pawb.
The new shop will be open on Monday 2nd April to celebrate Dydd Llun Pawb with the rest of Wrexham.
Commenting on the relocation from Bank Street Coffee, Phil and Andy said: “We have been big supporters of the Tŷ Pawb project so we are proud to announce that we will be moving Bank Street Coffee to Tŷ Pawb and renaming it BL_NK C_NV_S.
“We look forward to developing a wider food range over the coming months as we work with the other businesses that are opening in the food court to ensure that the whole food offering of Tŷ Pawb is varied and of real quality.
“We are delighted to say that we will be extending our cake range from the amazing Simply Bakes
including more vegan cakes which are proving to be more popular than ever.
“We are also looking forward to the number of exciting events already planned for the performance space and hope to organise some events of our own such as our upcoming event with spoken word artist Sabrina Benaim that is being held in Un Deg Un on Saturday 24th March.”
As a result of the move to Tŷ Pawb, Bank Street Coffee will close as a coffee shop on Tuesday 27th March.
But fear not fans of Bank Street Coffee! Phil and Andy say they are still looking to host events in the shop, having already plays host to everything from poetry nights to classical guitar recitals. You can also continue to visit King Street Coffee in the bus station.
The relocation from Bank Street to Tŷ Pawb follows a string of good news for the company, which recently came fourth in Wales Online’s Facebook competition to find Wales’ favourite coffee shop
Phil and Andy are the second to formally announce the move to Tŷ Pawb in recent days, with local businessmen Alex Jones (The Bank) and Sam Regan (The Lemon Tree) confirming they will be opening a Welsh food inspired tapas menu in the new foodcourt.
Tŷ Pawb will celebrate its official public opening on Monday 2nd April / Easter Monday with Dydd Llun Pawb – a day long celebration culminating in a spectacular firework display.
You can keep up to date with BL_NK C_NV_S via social media on:
Anyone interested in using Bank Street Coffee as an events space is welcome to pop into BL_NK
C_NV_S and speak to Phil or Andy.