The Garage Cafe

11/12/2017

The Garage

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The garage started when we asked the questions, ‘how can we be ethical with our space, and how can we engage the local community with our ethos at TheWesley?’

Both of these questions were answered by the words ‘coffee shop’.

And so The Garage was born.

 

We started with the premise that we wanted to reuse and recycle as much as possible, this meant that we had to get creative with the art and our signage.

 

The art was gifted to us by a local student* who used the project towards her final grade and gave us beautiful character and brightened up our wall.

Since then we have been working with London Art Club who have been adding little bits of art everywhere you could possibly think to put art and a few places that you wouldn’t.

 

Our signs have been made from offcuts of wood generated by work done in the hotel and written in chalk to make them reusable. As for the iconic tire wheel sign outside our café, that was given to us by Camden Cycles *bike shop.

 

Once you limit yourself you find new options open up to you. And you will find that those creative solutions are often more interesting and personal. Nobody out there has the same art as us. We aren’t coastally wasting resources to make new signs to update our information. All this makes us uniquely the one, the only, The Garage.

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