Paper & Cup plans London expansion

first_imgA new coffee and book shop concept, launched in London last month, has secured its second site in the captial, British Baker can reveal.Paper & Cup, based in Shoreditch, east London, which was launched by local charity Spitalfields Crypt Trust (SCT), will be opening its next outlet on St Paul’s Way in the Mile End region of the capital on 1 December.Brent Clark, founder of Paper & Cup, told British Baker: “We have just confirmed we are expanding to a second store. I was always looking to grow the business, but I certainly didn’t expect to do it within a month of opening our first site. We are being supported by Lexington Catering with the management and start-up side of things, along with a couple of members of staff to help get us off the ground.”He added that the coffee shop business, which serves a selection of sandwiches, cakes and beverages, as well as offering a pop-up style library for customers, will be run by people who have benefited from the charity, including recovering alcoholics, ex-drug addicts and homeless people.Members of staff will received barista training from Union Coffee, while Paper & Cup’s stores will be supplied with a selection of bread and cake products from local craft bakery business, The Flour Station. The business has also managed to rally up support from the local community, with a number of residents signing up to make cakes for Paper & Cup’s stores on a regular basis.Clark said he will be looking to take on around 10 new trainees for the new site, and will continue to look further sites in the capital, particularly in central London.“I would love to have a coffee shop business that competes with the likes of Pret A Manger and EAT, but with a social conscious. My aim is for customers to find out that we are a social enterprise or a charity by mistake, I don’t think people are going to buy a cake or a coffee because of that reason. We want to produce great products and provide great service and then let people find out what we are doing.”The business has received financial backing for start-up costs through banks and SCT fundraising, but the running costs will be funded through profits made by Paper & Cup’s stores.Clark has called for local bakery businesses to come forward and help supply the business. For anyone who would like to help, please contact Brent Clark on 07815 106615 or [email protected]last_img read more

Yelich homers, Anderson solid as Brewers beat Twins 9-3

first_img COMMENT Last Updated: 20th August, 2020 08:49 IST Yelich Homers, Anderson Solid As Brewers Beat Twins 9-3 Christian Yelich hit one of Milwaukee’s four homers, Brett Anderson pitched six strong innings and the Brewers beat the Minnesota Twins 9-3 on Wednesday night Written By Associated Press Television News Christian Yelich hit one of Milwaukee’s four homers, Brett Anderson pitched six strong innings and the Brewers beat the Minnesota Twins 9-3 on Wednesday night.Avisaíl García, Ryan Braun and Keston Hiura also homered as Milwaukee tied a season high in runs and home runs a night after nearly being no-hit by Twins starter Kenta Maeda. The Brewers also earned seven walks.Anderson (1-2) posted his longest outing of the season, giving up five hits and a run with five strikeouts.Minnesota left-hander Rich Hill (1-1) allowed four runs, four hits, and three walks in 2 2/3 innings after being reinstated from the injured list.Hill cruised through the first two innings on just 16 pitches, but he couldn’t finish the third in his second start of the season after being sidelined 19 games with left shoulder fatigue.The first of Hill’s three walks in the third started the onslaught. Hill let out a loud expletive after walking Orlando Arcia, and Braun followed with his first home run of the season. García singled home two more runs, ending Hill’s night early.Yelich homered to start the scoring in a four-run fifth inning. Braun singled in front of Yelich’s sixth homer of the year. In his past 10 games, Yelich is hitting .324 with three homers and eight RBIs. The 2018 NL MVP hit .037 in his first six games of the season.García hit his second home run of the season and Hiura connected for his sixth off position player Ehire Adrianza pitching in the ninth.Anderson was in cruise control for his best outing in his first season with Milwaukee. He allowed an RBI single to Eddie Rosario in the second and worked around two hits in the fourth. He hadn’t pitched more than 4 1/3 innings in his first three starts of the year.FREE PASSESTwins pitchers entered the day with the fourth-fewest walks of any team in the majors that had played at least 20 games. Lewis Thorpe added three walks in four innings of relief as Minnesota issued a season-high in free passes.TRAINER’S ROOMTwins: C Mitch Garver was replaced by Alex Avila after striking out in the sixth. Garver grabbed his side after the swing, and the team said he has right side soreness. … 2B Luis Arraez was held out of Wednesday’s game with what Rocco Baldelli termed “patellar soreness” in his left knee. Baldelli said Arraez has been dealing with the issue over the course of the season. Arraez, who was pulled from Tuesday’s game, had imaging on the knee done on Wednesday that showed a “lighter issue,” according to Baldelli.UP NEXTRHP Brandon Woodruff (1-1, 3.16 ERA) will start the series finale for Milwaukee on Thursday. Minnesota counters with RHP José Berríos (1-3, 5.92). Woodruff allowed three runs in 4 1/3 innings in his last start against the Chicago Cubs and hasn’t finished the fifth inning in his past two outings. Berríos has given up eight runs in 9 1/3 innings over his past two starts.Image credits: AP First Published: 20th August, 2020 08:49 ISTcenter_img FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV WATCH US LIVElast_img read more