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Legacy Relocates As Brand Name Gains Fame

Legacy Farmhouse is relocating from its roadside farm shed along the Queens highway at Pacific Harbour. Co-owner Sakiusa Bolaira yesterday said the decision followed a demand from regular customers who
22 Dec 2020 08:56
Legacy Relocates As Brand Name Gains Fame
Legacy Cafe at Pacifc Harbor’s Arts Village is being remodelled to include conference facilities.

Legacy Farmhouse is relocating from its roadside farm shed along the Queens highway at Pacific Harbour.

Co-owner Sakiusa Bolaira yesterday said the decision followed a demand from regular customers who wanted the café closer to the hub of Pacific Harbour.

“We are moving to Arts Village, where we will also incorporate conference facilities as an extension of our services,” he said.

“Our Pacific Harbour clients are mostly senior citizens who told us the Farmhouse was out of the way for them.”

 

Healthy Range
The Farmhouse was famed for its quick turnaround time in pick and go orders, and healthy range of fruit drinks and meals.

Mr Bolaira said conference facilities were incorporated into the business plan because of the increase in demand for such services in Pacific Harbour.

“We will be able to host events on a large scale and cater too,” he said.

Legacy Farmhouse was launched in early October, 2020, at its Deuba roadside farm shed which was once used by Reverend Josateki Koroi.

The shed belonged to Cakes 2000, who has since leased the property to Ricks’ café.

Legacy Farmhouse was the second cafe of the Legacy café chain, both of which were located at Pacific Harbour.

The Farmhouse brought the Legacy employment figures to a pool of 11 workers, who had lost their jobs from the tourism sector following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mr and Mrs Bolaira - Owners of Legacy Cafe.

Mr and Mrs Bolaira – Owners of Legacy Cafe. Source: FaceBook

Offers
Mr Bolaira said Legacy had received several offers to team up with business houses.

“We are revising our model and strength and building from there, as we continue to hold on to our employees,” he said.

“We maintain our quality standard – there’s no compromise there.

“However, we will now rescale our operations to keep us afloat, which is why we’re expanding our area of operation within the Arts Village.

“While we continue to challenge ourselves against the struggling reality of the food and beverage sector, we are confident this will work for us, because it’s who we are.”

Mr Bolaira said the food and beverage sector needed continuous remodeling, given the global economic impact of COVID-19.

“We have to continue to change tact to stay in the game – and for us, at this point, it’s about revising our cost strategy.

 

New Look
The new look set up, which is expected to cost the Bolairas’ $5000 to $10,000, should be ready in two weeks.

In the meantime, Legacy is taking orders online while it refurbishes the original café, located across Tiki Pool.

“Our clientele has grown since we launched the Farmhouse, so our clients know where to reach us directly for their orders,” Mr Bolaira said.

Legacy Café can be contacted on their Facebook page for orders.

“We deliver on site,” Mr Bolaira said.

 

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