Blue Ocean Café Closes Its Doors / BBC Looks For New Venue
It is with a sad heart that I must report to you: the Blue Ocean Café has closed its doors as of March 1st, 2010. The Bainbridge Business Connection, celebrating its One Year Anniversary just a week earlier, started at the Blue Ocean as a small group of local business folks with a desire to get to know one another, learn and share ideas together, and have a cup of coffee and a wonderful waffle. Needless to say, the Blue Ocean Café was a terrific place to put wings under our new networking community.
On behalf of the BBC Members, I want to thank David Beck, Carolyn Frame, the wonderful and always cheerful staff that created an “at home” environment for us to enjoy, and anyone else behind the scenes at the unique Blue Ocean Café. It truly was A Great Place to Meet. We will miss this neighborhood icon—and hope someday it might be resurrected.
So, where do we go from here? Last Friday, Kevin Dwyer, Executive Director of the Chamber Of Commerce, spoke with Thuy Nguyen, owner of Café @ The Pavilion. Thuy was very excited about hosting our BBC community on Friday mornings, same time as always, from 0730 to 0900.
Thuy will be expecting our rowdy bunch, continuing our usual meeting format, this coming Friday, March 5, 2010, for hot coffee, lattes or tea, and pastries. During this meeting, we can all decide if the new location is a fit for us. Kevin said that they have plenty of tables and chairs to add, as needed, to what’s already there. The Pavilion also has wi-fi.
The good news is, except Sound Reprographics up by the main entrance, there are no other businesses open at that time of the morning, so we essentially have the Café and the pavilion mall all to ourselves!
Make sure you make this meeting to check out the new digs, and help show our appreciation to the owners of Café @ The Pavilion.
See you there for that morning cup of BBC!
Tim Longley, BBC Chair
K. D. Kragen, BBC Editor in Chief
Here is a map to the new Digs!