A PROMINENT Malvern community centre is set to get a revamped café in a bid to bring in more residents.
Last week the trust which runs the Malvern Cube agreed for Kate Stevenson and Ruth Hallam to take over the space inside the Albert Road North venue and rebrand it as The Cake Tin.
It will see the main sitting area completely refurbished in the next few weeks into a dedicated café space which will be open for business some time in April.
It is hoped the new attraction will not only be a great benefit to the current users of the centre’s facilities and activities but also help bring in more residents to visit the Cube and check out what it has to offer.
Kate and Ruth met more than 20 years ago but have recently been reacquainted before deciding to embark on the business venture together.
Kate said: “We have both wanted to do this for a long time, I have been helping out at the Cube and this opportunity came up.
“It will be just as much as supporting the groups that come here as it is about getting new customers.”
As well as re-decorating the space so it is a recognisable café, the pair are keen to promote a relaxing atmosphere which is accessible to all members of the community.
Kate added: “The idea is this is a community space, where people can come in sit and relax and read the paper for a couple of hours.”
Jon White, centre manager at the Malvern Cube, said he was impressed with the pair’s business plan and added a revamped café was central to the busy, bustling environment which trustees had envisaged for the centre.
He urged anyone who was interested in helping refurbish the café in the next few weeks to contact the Malvern Cube on 01684 575 363 and ask for The Cake Tin.