A boutique bookstore
Brandi O’Neill believed that Kimberley needed an evening location to have a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, to read or write, or to socialize and relax. Her dream opened on January 2 in the heart of the Platzl. “Paper and Cup is a brand-new boutique bookstore and café that caters to creating social connection and relaxation in a trendy environment,” said owner O’Neill.
Currently, the café offers hot beverages and Stoke juices but O’Neill will be bringing in beer, wine and coffee liqueurs soon. Green Door supplies a delicious assortment of baked goods, and more substantial food—such as cheese plates from Crème Cheese Shop—will follow.
Oh, and the books will include the newest titles with a few favourites and classics mixed in for adults, young adults and children. “Reading is a huge part of my life and it fits in this business model nicely,” O’Neill said. Events will support literacy, writers, schools and book clubs as well as musicians and artists.
“There are so many possibilities,” she said, “and working with the City and chamber to elevate Kimberley’s status on the map is also top of the list.”