Work is due to start this week on a new cafe for Bearwood at the Bearwood Road-Three Shires Oak Road junction, on the site formerly occupied by World of Furniture, and prior to that by New Arrivals and the Mike Draper Fruits store.
The cafe is being developed by Queen Alexander College based in Harborne, which is a national charity for people with hearing and visual impairment and other disabilities. They intend to use the cafe as a training site for people to a high standard of service, but there will also be a cycle workshop attached to the site, as well as offices above. The cafe promises to bring something distinct to Bearwood, and it will have full wi-fi internet access, and we are told by those who have seen the designs that it promises to bring a much needed boost to that part of Bearwood.
It is expected that the cafe,to be called Coffee Junction, will open in the Spring.