New cafe and pizzeria to create 20 jobs in Bridlington

Bridlington has a new cafe opening soon with co-owner Laura Harrison outside the property. Picture Richard Ponter 123519

Bridlington has a new cafe opening soon with co-owner Laura Harrison outside the property. Picture Richard Ponter 123519

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UP to 20 new jobs are to be created in Bridlington when a new cafe and pizzeria opens for business.

The former Laser Gems shop, in Promenade, is currently undergoing a £75,000 conversion into an Italian cafe/bar and pizzeria called Macey’s – contrary to 
rumours currently circulating that the building is to become a mosque.

Laura Harrison, owner of Macey’s, told the Free Press that several people have told the workmen outside the site that they had heard it was to become a mosque.

But Laura, who has named Macey’s after her seven-year-old daughter, said the aim is to create a family friendly cafe and pizzeria that provides a traditional cafe experience by day and good quality Italian pizza and pasta by night.

“I’m looking forward to it but with it being a new venture it’s daunting,” said Laura, who is also mum to Louis, five, and Alfie, two.

Macey’s will be the latest enterprise to add to Laura’s blossoming business empire as she already runs an ice cream kiosk on Esplanade.

“Normally I don’t work in the winter, I just work in the busy summer months so I wanted to do something like this. I have always wanted to own my own coffee shop. I saw this business and saw the opportunity it had especially now that the work has begun,” Laura said.

The new cafe, which will feature a children’s area with wooden toys, seating area with booths, and an open plan kitchen, will employ 10 staff in the beginning with that increasing to around 20 for the busier summer months.

The refurbishment is currently underway and is expected to be completed in around six weeks time.