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Pavilion cafe to reopen as council take it on

Posted on - 18th July, 2019 - 11:05am | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Business, Food & Drink, Parks, Politics, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News
The Pavilion Cafe in Avenham Park Pic: Tony Worrall
The Pavilion Cafe in Avenham Park Pic: Tony Worrall

A cafe in one of the city’s most popular parks is to reopen.

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The Pavilion Cafe in Avenham Park is being taken on and operated by Preston City Council.

Tribourne Group closed the cafe in early July and it has not operated since.

The city council has confirmed they will run the cafe themselves and reopen it to the public from Monday 22 July.

Opening times for the cafe will be 11am to 4pm, seven-days-a-week.

Cabinet member for the environment councillor Robert Boswell said: “We’re delighted to be able to re-open the café in Avenham Park in time for the summer school holidays. It’s an important amenity for users and visitors to the park and I thank the staff who have worked hard to enable this to happen so quickly.

“We were sad to see the end of our relationship with Tribourne but must look to the future and the opportunity to enable the café to become a successful business once again.”

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One key change is the cafe is now going to allow well-behaved dogs on leads into the premises.

The menu planned for the cafe is similar to that inside the Harris Museum and Art Gallery cafe.

Prestonians will see tea and coffee priced between £1.20 to £2.80.

Cabinet member for leisure and culture councillor Peter Kelly said: “Using the resources and staff from the Harris makes perfect sense. Many of us use Preston’s parks regularly, so it’s great to see the café up and running once again.”

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The Pavilion Cafe will have 25 per cent off during its launch day.

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