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Two local lads with a dream of opening their own shop. But this is no ordinary shop..... everything you see inside you can buy!
Two local lads with a dream of opening their own shop. But this is no ordinary shop..... everything you see inside you can buy!
55 backers pledged £2,227 to help bring this project to life.

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An Independent shop in the heart of Newport, South Wales run by a couple of affable local chaps intent on bringing you the best in deli food, design and coffee shop culture. 

Our Aims and Ethos

Parc Pantry are a duo going by the names Matt Ellis & Ant Cook, who, combined with a shared love of coffee, food and design have set out to bring a big slice of different to your local neighbourhood. Our big dream is to take the good bits of your usual Coffee hangout, and well, make it better.

Our concept is a simple one, everything you can see in the shop you can buy to take home.  This ranges from the food being served through to the wallpaper, light fixtures or tables and chairs that you're sitting at. Still Interested? then read on.......

We have spent the last year scouring the UK to source quirky, interesting and tasty suppliers that with great pride we can now bring to your doorstep.  So now, you can while away the afternoon sampling the treats from our deli counter, perusing our great selection of homewares and gifts, or enjoying a leisurely afternoon of coffee, afternoon teas, cakes and patisseries with friends or family. Whats not to like?

When and Where?

Opening in the summer of 2014 we have found a fantastic little spot in the Malpas area of Newport that will allow us to really show off our concept. With a close local community and excellent business links there is a great opportunity for us to become a go-to destination for the fine folk of Newport.

Who are Matt & Ant? 

--- Matt ---

With a background in Product design and Retail Sales, Matt escaped the 9-5 in search a business idea he could really get excited about.  Unashamedly a foodie and design nerd, the opportunity of being part of the Parc Pantry meant he could finally combine his two favourite interests.

--- Ant ---

Also coming from a Product Design background, Ant is the Coffee connoisseur out of the two with a fondness for cravat's.  Having worked and managed in the hospitality industry for a number of years, Parc Pantry is an ideal opportunity to put in practice what he knows.

The Parc Pantry Duo met many moons ago at school, where even at a young age they had the bug and would scheme for hours over their next big business idea. After a few forays into property development and residential design the timing is right to begin this exciting and unique venture.

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What Will the Money Be used for?

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Assuming we're able reach 100% of our target the monies will play a huge part in helping us to purchase outright some of the major drinks and catering equipment needed to run a successful deli.

Here's the wish list.......

  • Commercial Coffee Machine 
  • Over the counter display refrigerator
  • Ice cream and sorbet maker
  • Commercial Dishwasher
  • Commercial blender
  • Commercial Potato Oven

Being able to purchase some or all of these items ourselves directly rather than loaning monies will gives our business the best possible start, allowing us to be self sufficient right from the beginning.

Thanks!

Finally, a big thankyou for looking at our Kickstarter page! And to all of our friends/family for helping us get the wheels in motion and to hopefully build Parc Pantry into just what we've always dreamed of.

Please support us by pledging, and if you can't afford to do that, hugs and high fives are also gratefully received! Also, ask your friends to support us, post a link on Facebook, tweet about us, - these are all ways we can hopefully make it happen.

Risks and challenges

Well, after a year of planning, negotiating, finding distributors, suppliers, and the whole nine yards (plus another fifty yards that crept out of the woodwork!), we are finally in the home stretch! The loan agreement has been arranged and we have secured a unit in the Malpas area of Newport.

Every new venture brings risk, the specific risks to our business include operating in a town that is still suffering many of the effects created by the economic downturn, the good old British weather affecting our footfall forecasts and the fact our concept is pretty much unheard of in South Wales

Despite the above, we are confident that the business will work at time when Newport is in need of something a bit different! If setbacks and challenges occur we will tackle them like everything else we have overcome to get to this point - ridiculous hard work!

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    Pledge £5 or more About $8

    No.1 "Any cake with that?"
    Any Drink on the menu and a homemade cake. Come visit us and select a drink of your choice from our menu. Sit in our cosy surroundings and while away the time by browsing over our unique product selections

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    No.2 "Make mine a double"
    Good things come in pairs, any drink on the menu and a homemade cake for TWO PEOPLE. Drop us an email, tweet or Facebook message before you pop down and well reserve you two of our comfiest chairs to while away the afternoon.

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    Pledge £25 or more About $41

    No.3 "Afternoon Tea Anyone"
    Indulge yourselves in our afternoon Tea for up to 4 PEOPLE entitling you to a selection of our finest sandwiches, patisseries and unlimted tea. Fantastic as a gift or as a treat for you an the family. Overall Saving of £7 ( reservations required )

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    Pledge £35 or more About $57

    No.4 "The Goodie Bag"
    As well as our fantastic afternoon tea for up to 4 people we will also be offering up a few gifts. In addition to the afternoon tea voucher you will also receive a Parc Pantry tote (canvas) bag and a wholesale card entitling you to ten free coffees!!

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    Pledge £50 or more About $81

    No.5 "For the coffee addicts out there"
    With your average Starbucks / Costa takeaway coffees COSTing you mega BUCKS we are bucking the trend by offering you 30 takeaway / sit in coffees for a minimum pledge of only £50. Making this pledge will also earn you pride of place on our founders wall / plaque when we open

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    Pledge £250 or more About $406

    No.6 "Thats a lot of Coffee!! ;-)"
    For the die hard coffee lovers we can offer 250 cups of coffee, as well as a sublime afternoon tea for up to 4 people at a time/date of your choosing, consider the comfiest seats reserved for you! In addition, your name will also make it onto our founders wall.

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    Pledge £500 or more About $812

    No.7 "Make yourself at home"
    For the kind people willing to pledge £500 or above we will roll out the red carpet by welcoming you into our cosy venue and host a party of up to 30 guests. This will be at a time and date of your choosing (certain restrictions apply-email for details). As if this wasn't good enough we will also put a £250 tab behind the counter for your guests to enjoy our food and drinks as well as 100 free coffees for you to enjoy at your leisure

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    Pledge £1,000 or more About $1,624

    No.8 "the easy way to improve office morale"
    If you are a local business and would like to treat your workers then this is how to do it!! Pledging £1000 or more will entitle you and your staff to 1,000 cups of takeaway/sit in coffee to help keep their minds on the task in hand. Your generosity will also ensure you have pride of place on our founders wall/plaque as we'll as the opportunity to have a gourmet sandwich named after yourself and added to our menu.

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