We all know that bookstores and cafés go hand-in-hand with one another. Thankfully, it didn't take long to fill the former Caz Café with another coffee shop and eatery, once the space was vacated. After all, it's the combination of the two concepts that ultimately fuels the success of the entire enterprise. Owner of Dog Ears bookstore, Thomas McDonnell, decided to take matters into his own hands in order to secure the destiny of his bookstore. This Saturday he will be opening Dog Ears Café with plans to continue on with the traditions and offerings that his customers have come to expect.
In order to take advantage of the recent downtime, Thomas decided that he would spend some time working on the café's interior so as to create better traffic flow for the business. "The café and the bookstore complement each other perfectly, and the new traffic pattern within the building will make it much easier to simultaneously enjoy both establishments," said Dog Ears owner Thomas McDonnell. "It's a terrific feeling to be part of the rebirth of Abbott Road, which has seen the addition of several news establishments in recent months."
If you are not familiar with the non-profit bookstore, then this is a great opportunity to check it out. While you're there, wander into café where you will find homemade scones, yogurt parfaits, Greek yogurt, egg sandwiches, sandwiches, wraps, salads, as well as a selection of McCullagh coffees. Teas are also available. Café hours are 7am-7pm Monday through Friday, 8am to 7pm Saturday, and 10 am to 3 pm Sunday.
Saturday's grand opening is from noon to 6pm.
*For more information about the bookstore and café, please visit www.dogearsbookstore.org or call 716-823-2665. Or follow Dog Ears Bookstore on Facebook for latest news and updates.