Pinch and a punch, it’s the first of the month! October is here, which means as well as pumpkin spice flavoured everything and Halloween to look forward to, it’s roughly a month until construction is finished on our new premises and we can share with you everything we’ve been working so hard on for the past two years!
As we mentioned in our FAQ post about “the new place”, the current setup we have at Oldham Street (where roughly two thirds of the premises is used for food service and a third for shop bits) will be changing when we move to Edge Street. At present we can fit 20-25 people dining with us if we get the “spare chairs” out, but the move will see our covers almost tripling to 60, which will hopefully make queueing to eat in or having to opt for takeout because of lack of space a thing of the past!
When we first began designing the Edge Street diner with our architect, we thought long and hard about the mix of dining and shop space we would require. We weighed up our need for a big enough increase in dining space to make the move worth it, with the general rise in the availability of vegan products in mainstream outlets since we first started out with V Rev in 2011. Back then, you could maybe get your hands on Cheezly if you were lucky: Now, with the wonderful rise of veganism in the UK and worldwide, major supermarkets stock Violife, as well as their own brand vegan cheese (sorry: vegan Gary), ice cream, faux meat, spreads and all sorts of yummy delights. With this in mind, we decided our efforts would be best placed focussing on the restaurant, bar and bakery, and substantially reducing the shop to V Rev own brand products like our famous burger sauce, and other convenience foods like cookie dough and cake mix.
So, from now on we will be running down any current stock in the shop and we will not be reordering once it’s gone. In the future, if there’s anything you used to buy from us that you’re having trouble locating elsewhere, please don’t hesitate to drop in and ask us in person or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be happy to try to signpost you to other vendors.