Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 4 February 2022
LOUNGERS have revealed new details on their new Fosse Park location, named Volpo Lounge, which is set to open its doors for the first time on Wednesday, 16 February.
The West Country-based firm have revealed that a total of 25 jobs will be created for local people at their brand new Fosse Park cafe and bar.
In past weeks, the Free Press reported that a site safety notice had been spotted on the front doors of the unit – and this is because the site that is currently in the process of being transformed into a ‘family-friendly retro-inspired cosy retreat’.
Volpo Lounge will sport ‘eclectic’ artwork on its walls, quirky curios will be placed next to oversized vintage sofas and old-school benches, table tops will be ‘strikingly’ painted, and it will be lit up by statement lighting, which is much-loved by visitors.
Particular attention has been paid to families who are wanting to pay a visit, with a wide selection of games and books, as well as colouring pencils and pads.
A full menu is also on offer for Little Loungers, and high chairs and baby-changing facilities are available for the tiny ones.
As for adults, an all-day menu is available – and it includes everything from tapas to the Lounge Burger, packed paninis, and mac and cheese.
Vegans and those favouring a gluten-free diet will have their own standalone menus.
“Whether you’re looking for the best coffee in town, a business lunch with colleagues or a lazy all-day brunch, Volpo Lounge will be the perfect place to relax and unwind”, explained a Loungers Group spokesperson in a statement issued to the Free Press.
Sophia Stancer, from Loungers, said: “The new Lounge in Fosse Park is due to open on the 16th.
“Finishing touches are being applied to the site and the Volpo team is looking forward to connecting with locals via fundraising projects for local causes and generally being a hub for community groups for their meet-ups.”
Sophia confirmed that Volpo will be involved in a company-wide fundraising initiative, which sees Loungers work closely with local groups and charities.
She said: “The team will be involved with Loungeaid, a company-wide initiative whereby the teams fundraise for causes close to their hearts.
“Our teams are encouraged to connect with their communities by working with local groups, charities, organisations and businesses that are at the heart of the fabric of local life.
“We want to get to know and work with our neighbours and inspire people to do good by supporting each other and supporting local good causes.
“Each year we raise over £77,000 across all our sites thanks to their dedication and community spirit – and we hope to see this number grow as we continue to open more Lounges across the UK.
Sophia further stated, and concluded: “A community noticeboard is available for those wanting to publicise events and a book swap area will be kept well stocked.
“The team will also be holding regular fundraising events as part of their commitment to making a difference in the community.”