Priest Espressobar to open in Rosebank, JozirootApr 30, 2014
[hr]Priest is opening a new satellite office in Johannesburg. From 1 June 2014, Joziburgers can add another working space cum coffee shop to their check list. Priest’s current headquarters are in Woodstock, Cape Town but the team has felt that the need to set up shop in Johannesburg as a decent amount of their clients are based there.Priest Espressobar will serve as one part edit suite, one part espresso bar. The new space will be the latest addition to the popular art gallery strip along Jan Smuts Avenue in Rosebank. Priest’s neighbours include Lizamore & Associates, David Krut Projects, Maker Studio and Res Gallery.[quote text_size=”small” author=”Cal Kingwill, Owner”]“The idea behind opening in Joburg is that we wanted a satellite space that our editors and clients can work from. It works mainly as an film service space, but it runs 24/7 as an espresso bar.”[/quote]Sharday Swanepoel, wife of Priest’s senior editor Matthew, designed and conceptualised the layout and interiors of the office. It will include a small café space, a full edit suite, a production office and a courtyard.Kingwill also wanted to work with the neighbouring galleries and incorporate their work into the design of the Priest office. After some research, she came across the incredible work of upcoming local artist, Peter Mammes, who is fortunately represented by Theresa Lizamore. Mammes has been commissioned to paint a full interior mural that will best fit the space.The espresso bar will be open from Monday – Friday from 7am to 5pm, and on Saturdays from 7am – 1pm.