Sonder Coffee Salisbury gets license for alcohol and music


A COFFEE shop hopes to “bring a little something extra to the city” by offering alcoholic drinks, live music and later opening hours.

Sonder Coffee opened on the High Street in April, as part of the easing of the Covid-19 lockdown, and since then it has grown into a cafe with events, a ‘work from home’ offering and vinyl records. to buy.

In hopes of the company bringing something “unique” to the city center, a liquor license has now been granted, meaning it will be one of the only cafes in town for sale. alcoholic beverages to be enjoyed on and off site.

Backed by the Salisbury City Council Planning Committee last month, the license allows the store to sell alcohol Sunday through Thursday between 12 p.m. and 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday between 12 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Live music was also given the green light between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, and music recorded on the same days between 6 and 10 p.m.

“Thrilled” by the latest development, owner Ebony Paz said: “I love relaxed evenings but Salisbury doesn’t have much of that sort of thing yet, it’s something that’s missing so we want to be a unique place to fill that gap a bit.

“Really, it’s either a night out or a pub, there’s nothing else that gets you out a bit later, whether it’s meeting up with friends or having a drink after work.

“This will allow people to get out late without being late.”

Ebony recently moved to Salisbury from Brighton and was inspired by her love for previous ‘chill out and chill out evenings’.

“I hope he gets a good feedback, it just brings a little more to the city,” she said.

Ebony looks forward to the store’s next “Tapas and Booze” night, as well as live music from local artists, seasonal drinks, and summer cocktail sales.

She added, “Christmas is a great time to try this because people want to go out more. It’s a good month to see how he would be at his best.

Next week, Sonder will celebrate a “week of kindness”, providing hot drinks to residents and donating to charity.

Additionally, the store will stay open later than December 12, for those who are having difficulty or need to speak with someone.

With a strong focus on community, Ebony added, “I never thought it would be so community based, but our customers have become so important to us and really make Probe what it is.

“We want to be a real part of the community and give back a little.

“It’s so exciting when something that is your baby is taken care of by other people as well.

“Obviously there have been some obstacles to opening a store during a pandemic, but we are so lucky to be where we are right now. ”

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