Kudos to the Roundel Cafe located on the 2400 block of East Hastings street in the emerging “Beacon Heights” area. During the first stage of the Covid Pandemic they have been working with theStaff Meal Initiative adding a two dollar donation to the Food Bank on every order that was placed online. They also have asked that should anyone need a “nourishing meal” that they DM the cafe on their Instagram account.
It is no wonder that that this locally owned breakfast and lunch venue also found a unique way to ensure physical distancing as they opened up the restaurant for sit down customers. Using full body and torso mannequins artfully arranged in “no go” zones they have found a playful way to indicate where you can sit~and where you better not.
And they are having fun with it. As the CBC reports ” Candy got her start in a lingerie store, but now she stretches out across three bar stools at the café, wearing a vintage frock from the 1950s and dangling a matching apricot purse made of ostrich leather.”
Restaurant owner Dena Sananin selected the mannequins which are on loan from the Angels vintage store. She picked the ones the ones that she thought looked like they should be in a restaurant.
And the owner of Angels vintage store likes seeing the mannequins repurposed this way.
“It makes me very happy. When I walk by, or drive by at night, I see them shining in the window. It makes me giggle. I think, look, they’re going places, they’re visiting people.”
You can see a YouTube video below of the restaurant and the mannequins novel use.