Press Release from Cafe INDIEpendent:
As you may have seen from the notices displayed or the advert in the local media, we have applied for a Premises Licence, which will enable us to sell beer, cider or a nice glass of wine for you to enjoy with your sandwich or with nibbles after work or as part of one of our events.
However on occasions we want to offer a later evening event because, for instance, we’ve got an amazing northern soul/funk DJ on, or to showcase a local up and coming young (or not so young) band. This is because Cafe INDIEpendent is in part about enhancing the cultural and artistic offer for Scunthorpe. We’re proud to do things differently and of the events we’ve put on so far and all the ones we have planned for the future. Above all we work very hard to ensure that the events we put on are safe, do not encourage reckless or bad behaviour and contribute positively to the town.
Overall we want our venue to be very different from the pubs and clubs and not in competition. A place where people come because it feels welcoming, safe and different to anything else available. Like Cheers.
However, we need to advise our customers that to date we do not have a license as an objection has been made to our application and that this must go to a hearing scheduled for the 26th November. This may affect some of our immediately planned events.
We cannot and will not be selling alcohol, unless we have a Temporary Event Notice and the time frame did not allow for this for last weekend and this one.
The past few events have operated on Bring Your Own Bottle meaning that you can purchase alcohol at your convenience and bring it into the cafe to be enjoyed for a small corkage fee. The corkage fees are 50p per bottle or can of beer, £2 for a bottle of wine. Unfortunately spirits cannot be brought in. If you wish to take advantage of this, please present your alcohol to staff on arrival at the cafe. We will keep it chilled for you and charge you at the point of opening. What you don’t drink will be returned to you! Of course soft drinks, tea, hot chocolate and coffee are always readily available at the cafe. Byob will only apply when we advertise events as such.
So, basically you can still have a drink and attend our events, and in actual fact, it’s going to work out cheaper for you too! At Cafe INDIEpendent we look on the bright side, so that’s it – more pennies in your pocket and still quality events. And coming soon, fingers crossed – a fully functioning bar for events.
However selling alcohol will never be our primary purpose and we never forget what we are really about; which is our young people and our volunteers. Because they’re amazing. So many stories about so many young people who are getting better every day. Growing, like we all should be. Keeping them safe and developing them is our priority. Selling alcohol, coffees and delicious food is just a means to keep this going!!