The Merc Co+op is opening a cafe right here in the Library lobby this January!
Library patrons and the downtown community will soon be able to enjoy Merc Made food and beverages even more conveniently.
“We are always exploring how we can provide our community with more access to good, local food,” said Rita York Hennecke, General Manager, The Merc Co+op. “When the library released a request for proposals in October, we simply could not pass up the opportunity to submit one.”
“The Merc Co+op and Lawrence Public Library are two truly local establishments dedicated to the well-being of our community,” said Brad Allen, Director, Lawrence Public Library. “We are so excited to have The Merc in the library lobby! Our patrons have been asking when we’ll have coffee again—they’ve been so patient! It will be exciting to have fresh, quality food and drink in the library again.”
The cafe will be open until 6 p.m. each day and offer a variety of Merc Made coffees, teas, juices and pastries as well as popular packaged deli items like sandwiches, salads, yogurt parfaits and fruit cups.
Co-op owners will receive patronage for all purchases made at the library, senior owners will receive 5% off purchases each Tuesday, and co-op coupons will be honored just as they are at the 901 Iowa location.
For more information, contact Valerie Taylor, Marketing Manager, The Merc Co+op at 785-843-8544 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Heather Kearns, Marketing Coordinator, Lawrence Public Library at 785-843-3833 or email@example.com.