Start-up boost helps new café move into Rugby town centre - The Rugby Observer

Start-up boost helps new café move into Rugby town centre

Rugby Editorial 15th Feb, 2016 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016   0

A NEW café is the latest business to open in Rugby town centre with a helping hand from a Rugby business initiative.

The Fantasia Café, which opened at 5 Church Street, is the next business to receive help from the award-winning moving-in grant funded by Rugby Borough Council and Rugby First.

Employing three people, the café specialises in home-made cakes, crepes, waffles and quality tea and coffee, as well as a selection of desserts.

On the second floor is a children’s play area – allowing parents and carers to relax and enjoy quality treats while their children play.

Mrs Joanna Wasowska, owner of the Fantasia Café, said: “This is my first business but my background, experience and indeed passion is in baking and confectionery so I am really excited.

“Although we have only been open for a few days feedback has been excellent and we would invite everyone to stop by and give them a try.”

Joanna added the help and advice received from Rugby First was invaluable to helping them move forward.

Aftab Gaffar, Rugby First’s Managing Director said: “I am delighted to see the Fantasia Café open in the town centre. This unit has not been occupied for a long time and it is good to see the unit back in business. I think the quality food and drink offer combined with the children’s play area will be really attractive to the family audience.”

Coun Heather Timms, Rugby borough councillor for economy and development said: “The Retail Start-Up Scheme was designed to attract new, independent businesses to the town centre and I’m delighted the scheme has helped bring another unit back into use.”

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