21 Co. Shop & Cafe are preparing to re-open its doors
Preparations are in place for Headingley cafe to re-open after being closed for 4 months.
21 Co, a shop and cafe in Leeds who offer work opportunities for people who have Down syndrome, closed on 15th March due to COVID-19.
Lauren Austin, Barista at 21 Co. said, "I miss my friends and making them a frothy coffee."
Staff were not sure whether the cafe would re-open this year but after many discussions and a re-organisation of the shop floor, it looks likely 21 Co. will resurface this Autumn.
The shop & café will operate as “take out” only with a limited number of customers allowed in the shop at all times. Makers gifts will be available to purchase as well as hot & cold drinks and some food items.
The café looks to re-open once fully deep-cleaned, re-organised and when additional staff training is completed.
Francis Henry, Barista at 21 Co. said, "I can't wait to be back in my happy place among my 21 Co. family."
"I miss everyone so much and can't wait to get back to work." - Louise Palin, Barista at 21 Co.
Sunshine & Smiles want to say a big thank you to all the staff who have been in this week helping to get the cafe ready!
Keep up to date with 21 Co. and follow them on social media to find out their official opening date.