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The Second Cup is under construction:
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Little known fact:

The group formerly known as 'Promote Edmonton' and the very one that helped create Connect2Edmonton used to meet at the old Milner Second Cup once a month to discuss projects and work on advocacy. A few of those folks are still active on both this site and SSP.
 

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Little known fact:

The group formerly known as 'Promote Edmonton' and the very one that helped create Connect2Edmonton used to meet at the old Milner Second Cup once a month to discuss projects and work on advocacy. A few of those folks are still active on both this site and SSP.
Yourself and Mr. Dulaba I presume?
 

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Downtown library prepares to open community kitchen​

March 8, 2022 · The Pulse
By Sharon Yeo

The Kitchen, a learning and community kitchen facility located on the second floor of the Stanley A. Milner Library, is finally ready to open to the public this month.

The in-person grand opening celebration will take place on March 16, while a virtual tour will run March 19.

Although the renovated downtown branch of the Edmonton Public Library has been open since September 2020, many of its plans for group-based, in-person activities were postponed due to the pandemic. Now, with the further lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, The Kitchen can operate as intended.

“The primary objective of The Kitchen is to create learning opportunities to help increase knowledge and grow interest in food literacy and nutrition, and to teach skills that would be transferable into a home kitchen environment,” said Karen Chidiak, the EPL’s manager of marketing and communications.

The facility will offer courses in cooking, baking, and other food-related matters either directly or through partner organizations.

“We also want to make The Kitchen available to community groups and others looking to build connections or share cultural practices with food,” Chidiak said. “Finally, we hope to make our space available to entrepreneurs looking to explore starting food-related businesses and in need of space and equipment to help them start out.”

 

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Reference ID:Job No 424978584-002
Description:To install (1) Fascia On-Premises Sign (SECOND CUP - EPL).
Location:7 - SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL SQUARE NW
Plan 4390NY Blk E
Applicant:LOVETT SIGNS
Status:Intake - More Info Requested
Create Date:3/1/2022 8:37:29 AM
Neighbourhood:DOWNTOWN
 

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One of the things I don't like or understand about the design inside is why the front of our library (main floor) facing out to Churchill has no interesting elements or activation - there is literally a wall 6 to 8 feet from the front glass so if someone looks in from the street all they see is a long wall, then a room with glass and all within a long narrow hallway. Again, this is at the front of the building. Interesting design choice for the inside.

And as you can see, no people around this area at all.


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I thought the same during the pre-opening tours. Why you wouldn't put the cafe that opens up onto the square/station seemed odd and this feels like an after thought.
It's so hard not to be hard on this building. Here is what I figure - the designed was sort of based on a penitentiary, so perhaps this is an interpretation of what a cafe in a penitentiary would look like. Isn't is just so warm and inviting?
 

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