A harbour institution which has provided teas, coffees and breakfast rolls to early-rising islanders for many years is set to re-open after being craned into place.
The old Lifeboat Café at Albert Pier was recently closed and removed, but now a new container has arrived – rising to new heights as it was craned into place.
Andy Scott, who acquired the café and operated it in its old guise while seeking planning consent for its replacement, took delivery of the new building last week, and after a short delay caused by high winds, the structure was craned into place.
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Fitting out the kitchen and connecting the unit to utilities is now taking place, Mr Scott said, with the hope that this work would be completed to allow the café to re-open during November.
He said: "We'll still be doing the same old favourites as before, and opening early at 06.30 or 07:00, but also looking to expand the menu a little bit and grow our customer base."
Operations Manager, Ozzie, also expressed his excitement, stating: "After a two-year journey, we're thrilled to be an integral part of the local harbour community, reopening this beloved seaside eatery.
"It's not just a cafe; it's a welcoming community-focused hangout for everyone serving our dockers' favourite morning rolls, fresh coffee, burgers & hotdogs, Jersey ice cream milkshakes and ice creams, fish specials, and classic chip shop dishes.
"Our new setup represents a leap forward in design and functionality while preserving the historical character of Albert Pier.
"We look forward to welcoming you to the Lifeboat Cafe."
Pictured top: The new café was delivered to Albert Pier and has now been craned into position.
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