Beanscene – the fast growing coffee and music house chain spreading throughout the neighbourhoods of Scotland’s main towns and cities - opens in Ayr on Wednesday 8th March 2006. The new 1600 sq ft Ayr Beanscene is situated at Alloway Place, a short walk from both the esplanade and the town centre, and features an extensive continental-style outside seating area.
Gordon Richardson, Beanscene CEO, said, ‘Ayr is exactly the right location for Beanscene and we’ve been keen to open here for some time now. Now that we’ve found the perfect location, we’re looking forward to welcoming new customers to Beanscene at Ayr from Wednesday 8th March.’ Beanscene offers a broad selection of coffees, soft drinks and accompanying muffins, baguettes, sandwiches and pastries and its food offering extends to soups, salads, vegan stews, tapas, pizza and paella available all day - with healthy options for kids - and it operates a Bring Your Own Bottle policy too.
Evoking the coffee culture promoted through the coffee houses of ‘60’s Soho, London, Greenwich Village, NYC and the Italian quarter of San Francisco, Beanscene offers a simple, loungy and highly customer focused environment which is both cool and accessible. Founded in 2000 with the aim of creating a place where 25-50 year olds could go to spend some time with friends and families; somewhere that kids were made to feel welcome; where customers could sit back and soak up some sounds while chilling out over an espresso and a bite to eat in their own backyard, Beanscene has since evolved into a broader-based lifestyle business targeted at 25-50 year olds whilst remaining true to its original ethos. This evolution has been achieved through the launch of record label Luna and a regular schedule of live acoustic in-store performances.
Meanwhile, the Scene is Beanscene’s unique triple A (Alternative, Adult, Album) format in-store and internet radio station, designed to ensure that whether you’re at work, rest or play, Beanscene can continue to provide the perfect soundtrack to your life. Energised and uplifting at all times, The Scene’s mood rather than genre driven approach to scheduling adds up to mainstream with bite, committing effective ‘airtime’ to a hugely eclectic cross section of artists and styles. ‘What sets Beanscene apart from all the other coffee houses and music retailers out there is that we bring our passion for music and the constant pursuit of the ultimate caffeine kick together at each and every store,’ said Richardson. ‘When you visit Beanscene, you can sit down with wired java, latte, cappuccino, espresso or the rest and choose from a mouth-watering selection of freshly made sandwiches and pastries and tune in to the ‘sound of the scene’.’
At the end of the day Beanscene is a state of mind, somewhere to kick back, relax and take life in on its most simple and enjoyable level; the simple concept of coffee, music and conversation - for all the family. Beanscene is set to double its stores in Scotland from 10 to 20 over the next 12 months.