Co-Founder Michelle St. Pierre gives us a new sneak peek of the much anticipated re-opening of our beloved Bare Bones:
Hey Bristol Risers,
I stayed in Stonington, CT last week with my family and it was so beautiful and quaint. I really enjoyed being able to walk to the little shops and restaurants from our condo. I was talking to my mother and said that I would love to live in a place where I can just walk to anything I need. Then I said, wait that’s what Bristol will be soon enough. I can’t wait to be able to live downtown and walk to the grocery store or cafe, etc. And I can’t wait for everyone to walk or drive to the soon to be new Bare Bones space.
This is my update for you all on Bare Bones.
Sarah, Robin, and I are so excited for our new store front. We are so close to signing the lease to our new place downtown. We’ve been working hard trying to make Bare Bones everything we dreamed it could and will be.
We are setting up new programming and also staying with the successful events we had at Main St. We had a series of open mic nights at the Bristol Historical Society which went very well. I’m excited to continue the open mics at our new space and see all of the amazing talent. Thanks so much to the BHS for supporting Bare Bones.
We know that there is a need for a cafe in downtown and we want that to be a part of Bare Bones. We are looking for an experienced business person and/or coffee expert to rent part of Bare Bones’ space and and run the cafe. This person would own the cafe and sublet a portion of the space from Bare Bones. Our offer is to rent-share in an affordable venue with a like-minded business owner. The cafe will be part of our larger art gallery and community art space. We are looking for someone who is familiar with and responsible for dealing with health permits and insurance process. Our space will allow for a cafe permit only, meaning beverages and pre-packaged and cold-prep food only. No heating or cooking elements will become part of our space. If you or anyone you know is interested, please contact Sarah Johnson at email@example.com
You can also help us out with ideas on our Bristol Rising crowd-sourcing page