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Post: # 138682Post Andy Hamilton
Sat Jan 17, 2009 2:26 pm

or tea....

Over the past few weeks myself and a group of others have been working on turning a coffee shop/book shop/DVD shop into a co-operative run venture. The owner is moving to Korea with his fiancee on January 31st and we shall be opening at some point hopefully on 2nd February (2009) but perhaps later that week depending on how many people help clean up the shop. The shop was previously called "the little Lab" and in recognition of this we should be called "The little Co-op".

The little Co-op is on 156 Church Road, Redfield/St George, BS5 9HX or for local folk opposite T***o and next door to the pet shop. It used to be a video shop before that a green grocer and before that a butchers.

We will be selling second hand books, DVD's, CD's, fair trade tea and coffee and cakes. The hope is that we will also be selling health food in the future, watch this space.

I will be working the odd shift in there and it would be great to see you or if you are feeling keen then give me a PM to find out how to get involved.
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Sat Jan 17, 2009 4:20 pm

good luck with this!
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Post: # 138784Post Green Aura
Sun Jan 18, 2009 1:25 am

Bit of a long journey for a coffee but best of luck and have one for me.
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Post: # 138815Post Milims
Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:38 am

Put the kettle on - we'll be there in half term!
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Post: # 138823Post eccentric_emma
Sun Jan 18, 2009 10:55 am

Wow thats cool.

In August, me and my OH should be in the Bristol area visiting friends and family so I should pop in for a cuppa!
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Post: # 138922Post Captain Carrot
Sun Jan 18, 2009 4:45 pm

Hi,
Near Exeter here, sometimes in Bristol, next time I am around I will try to pop in .
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Post: # 138928Post becks77
Sun Jan 18, 2009 5:26 pm

Bit far at the mo but very best of luck with the venture
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Post: # 139042Post Andy Hamilton
Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:07 pm

Be great to see any of you if you can make it.
azjh77 wrote:Only down the road..I could walk it in 20 minutes... how can I help!

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We will need to constantly fundraise, we will need help staffing the shop and February 1st - 3rd we will need help cleaning it and sorting it out. Any donations of books and videos is also most welcome.
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Post: # 139088Post pouch
Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:35 pm

this sounds great, I live in Bristol, I will pop in sometime!

I am quite an active member of the online crafting community in the UK so I will try and spread the word in blogland and generate some publicity for you amongst my contacts.

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Post: # 139111Post snapdragon
Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:48 pm

It'll depend on the weather whether I can get over to Brizzle (note to self look it up on streetmap or somewhere) - but I'll definitely bring you some books (gardening/herb ? or novels?)
shall I bring my stash of 'returnable' supermarket carrier bags too? for when people buy lots of books/ videos
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Post: # 140369Post Andy Hamilton
Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:43 pm

snapdragon wrote:It'll depend on the weather whether I can get over to Brizzle (note to self look it up on streetmap or somewhere) - but I'll definitely bring you some books (gardening/herb ? or novels?)
shall I bring my stash of 'returnable' supermarket carrier bags too? for when people buy lots of books/ videos
Any books really as long as they are not total rubbish. Gardening Herb, if you could spare them would be great. With novels we are debating setting up a system where you can swap them for free if you buy a cuppa. Bags yes I think so.
pouch wrote:this sounds great, I live in Bristol, I will pop in sometime!

I am quite an active member of the online crafting community in the UK so I will try and spread the word in blogland and generate some publicity for you amongst my contacts.

I also contribute to a magazine called ukhandmade
http://ukhandmade.co.uk/main

I have suggested featuring selfsufficientish for our Spring issue, I will PM you with more details as soon as I can :)
Please do any help will be great.

We are officially open now on 4th February.
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Post: # 140439Post snapdragon
Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:20 pm

Andy Hamilton wrote:Any books really as long as they are not total rubbish.
Gardening Herb, if you could spare them would be great.

I have the ISH bible - don't need 'em now :thumbleft:
With novels we are debating setting up a system where you can swap them for free if you buy a cuppa. Bags yes I think so.
We are officially open now on 4th February.
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Post: # 142830Post invisiblepiper
Sat Feb 14, 2009 10:47 am

What are the opening times/days? got friends in your area. :flower:
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Post: # 142833Post Milims
Sat Feb 14, 2009 11:00 am

We are heading to Bristol on Tuesday and are intending to visit the shop - so if any ishers are near by and fancy a cuppa it would be lovely to meet you!
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Let us be silly and free
It won't make us famous
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But damn it how happy we'll be!
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Post: # 142856Post Andy Hamilton
Sat Feb 14, 2009 1:59 pm

I am really looking forward to Tuesday now.
As far as other days are concened, well I should be working mondays from now on and the shop is open 10am-5ish pm. If it is full of ishers then we can stay open for as long as we like, well until I get hungry and go home for my dinner. I also pop in fairly regualy so if anyone else is in the area please do pop in and say hello.

We have been thinking of hiring the whole place out to people too. The rates are pretty cheap, we expect anyone to show to buy a few drinks! Any other suggestions??
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