pop-up cafés to reappear in 2011

2010/11/09

The first curbside wooden platform, measuring 6 feet wide by 84 feet long provided space for about 50 chairs and 14 tables, and attracted throngs of lunch goers.

"My business went up by about 14%," estimated Prashant Bhatt, owner of Bombay’s Restaurant. "If you come at lunch time there’s no place to sit outside."

The business owners split the cost of the pop-up café, which they said was slightly more than $10,000 each.

Before the café opened, many people passing by couldn’t even see his storefront, said Lars Akerlund, an owner of Fika Espresso Bar.

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