UK Bookstore turns into a mini vegan hotel with a rooftop terrace
A brand new vegan lodge is slated to open within the former Hooked on Books bookstore within the Margate area of Kent, England. The lodge, which has 5 beds and can solely supply vegan beds and toiletries, is a brand new challenge by Paul Blayne, which owns an area vegan restaurant Beetable. The lodge has a roof terrace, a vegan restaurant on the bottom ground and an prolonged mezzanine. The lodge space is at the moment adjoining to the Blayne Café, which is situated on the rear of the deliberate space however shall be relocated to the entrance of the four-story constructing.
Earlier than securing the brand new challenge, Blayne operated a two-room mini lodge, Beet Beds, within the room and realized that opening a barely bigger vegan lodge wouldn’t make a lot of a change. “We opened two rooms and shortly discovered that making vegan meals within the bar wasn’t an enormous ordeal to make it vegan,” Blayne informed the native media Kent Online. “So omit feather pillows and have all vegan toiletries. It is nice for vegans, but it surely would not crowd out those that aren’t. “
Whereas the COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted journey plans worldwide, the vegan lodge business is planning to increase as quickly as journey resumes, together with the Koukoumi Lodge, which is about to open this summer time on Mykonos Island as Greece’s first all-vegan lodge with facilities like a completely vegan restaurant and spa.