Volume 22, Number 14 | The Newspaper of Lower Manhattan | Aug. 14 - 20, 2009

Two days for teen cafe

Teens from all five boroughs (and one from Chicago) have come together to open an espresso bar on Fulton St. for two days only under the supervision of Financial District resident Pam Chmiel.

Mötley Brüe, a rock-themed espresso bar near Nassau St., is the sixth temporary cafe of the Teen Entrepreneur Boot Camp, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to teaching teens the essentials of opening a business.

The teens put together everything from writing the business plan to designing the store’s interior, and, finally, operating their espresso bar.

Mötley Brüe offers up Williamsburg’s Porto Rico coffee and espresso, local baked goods from Billy’s Bakery, an exhibit of classic rock guitars, and, as the young entrepreneurs write in their press release: “In true rock ‘n’ roll fashion, the teens will rebel against recent trends and offer free Wi-Fi to all customers.” 

Mötley Brüe will be open for business at 127 Fulton St. on Aug. 13 and 14, and all proceeds are donated back into the program.

In case you can’t find the storefront amid all the construction blockades, the bright logos and classic rock music should be a dead giveaway.




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