Brewery To Create New Community Space In Cornwall
Cornish brewery Skinner’s is set to create a waterside outdoor socialising space for the local community, according to a report on the Falmouth Packet website. The space will incorporate pop-up food outlets in shipping containers, wooden benches and repurposed beer barrels, greenery, and festoon lighting.
The plan came about after local favourite Skinner’s Brewery launched a crowdfunding campaign on March 1st to help them survive until the pubs reopen in May. The much-loved brand was overwhelmed by the public response, which smashed their target of £100k in just four days.
Husband and wife Steve and Elaine Skinner, who run the independent Cornish brewery, are now aiming to raise £150k. They have pledged to use the extra cash to create a vibrant new social space in Truro, in an effort to give back to the local community. The pair were amazed and humbled by the generosity of local people. Elaine commented:
“Given the incredible levels of support we received early on, we were nudged to think bigger. So, we quickly decided to use the extra funds to kick-start a project we’ve been dreaming of for a while, which also allows us to give something exciting back to our local community.”
The space will be at a waterside location in Newham, within walking distance of central Truro, and it is hoped it will be up and running very soon. The couple already run a popular pub, The Old Ale House on Quay Street, and are looking forward to the new challenge if enough money is raised.
Penryn architects Marraum have already drawn up plans, which include shipping containers serving street food, brewed beers on tap, and regular live music events. It is hoped the venture will provide job opportunities for Cornwall’s hard hid food businesses and music performers, who have lost work during the pandemic.
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