Boston Tea Party (BTP), the Bristol-based café and restaurant concept, is teaming up with Good For Nothing – the creative generosity network.
Sam Roberts, managing director of the company, which will open its twentieth site this summer in Harborne Road, Birmingham, said: “Here at BTP, we’re on a mission to make things better in the local communities we serve, and to put society and people at the core of our thinking. We also believe in using our business as a force for good, so with this in mind, we’ve teamed up with Good For Nothing – who make it fun, simple and sociable to make positive stuff happen in local communities.
“To start with, we’re setting up Good For Nothing ‘Chapters’ in Bristol, Bath, Exeter and Birmingham. A Chapter is a regular meet up, where we work together to make good stuff happen for the people that need it.”
The group, which last year dropped plans to open in the Moseley area of Birmingham, has been redeveloping a site on the Calthorpe Estate in Edgbaston, for its second site in the city.
It is working with owner of the historic Edgbaston estate to launch a new venue in the former offices of NatWest Bank in Harborne Road.
The project would see the ground floor of the vacant building, which dates back to the late 1800s, converted into a restaurant while the two floors above would be refurbished and retained as offices.