By Gary Armstrong
Glasgow Live 25 Jan 2020
Locavore – Scotland’s first social enterprise supermarket – is to open a second store, in Glasgow city centre.
The popular grocery, found on Victoria Road in the south side of the city, will move into the space soon to be vacated by The Project Cafe on Renfrew Street – the much-loved venue announced its shock closure shortly before New Year.
The team behind Locavore, who aim to give more people the opportunity to purchase affordable food which is better for the environment and the local economy, made the announcement on social media today, saying they are ‘pleased to be able to step in to keep something great going in the city centre.’
They commented: “We are delighted to announce that The Project Cafe will be handing over their space to Locavore at the end of February. This follows on from the recent news that The Project Cafe CIC will cease trading at the end of February after six fantastic years.
“We’re pleased to be able to step in to keep something great going in the city centre. This is especially true as we have so many shared connections with The Project Cafe; they have been collaborators back when we took on the property together for a shared pop up many years ago, and since then have been one of our best wholesale customers, and have inspired our own cafe menu. It feels right!”
Meanwhile, Locavore advised The Project Cafe will cease trading at the end of February, while announcing the venue will remain much the same to its loyal customers in the short-term.