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Classic Motorcycle Mecca to include new café and expand into 25 Tay Street

  • 2 September 2016

The team at Transport World is pleased to announce that the Classic Motorcycle Mecca development is expanding into a second building on Tay Street. The collection will now be housed within two buildings at 25-27 Tay Street. In addition to creating more exhibition space it is also intended the second building will house a new inner city café. The café is to be called Meccaspresso. 

Sue Hill, Classic Motorcycle Mecca Project Manager says “due to the size and scale of the Classic Motorcycle Mecca collection we soon realised more space was needed. We also wanted to add a café as serving great food and beverage had become such a big part of the experience at Bill Richardson Transport World”. 

Concepts for the café are still being developed but the food and décor on offer will be completely different to what is served at the Grille Cafe. MASH Catering will be the leaseholder of both Meccaspresso and the Grille Cafe.   

The project is progressing well with a lot of work going into creating unique and interesting spaces. The marriage of the two buildings, which are from different eras, has also provided some interesting challenges for the project team. Hill says “it’s been a fantastic project and we have really had to use our creativity. The buildings are just coming up so well with many of their original features intact. The extra space is a welcome addition too as it is allowing us to create a more interesting and layered experience. We just can’t wait for everyone to see it”.

Classic Motorcycle Mecca will open to the public over the 2016 Burt Munro Challenge. The collection will be home to close on 300 motorcycles and motorcycle focussed art. The collection ranges from a 1902 Peugeot motorcycle to a 21st Century Simms Corbin Custom and includes brands such as AJS, Ariel, BMW, Brough Superior, Harley Davidson, Henderson, Indian, Matchless, Rudge as well as little known brands such as the Schwinn and Zundapp.

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