When the Blue Glass relocated to St Peter’s Street, it certainly hit the ground running. The business, co-owned by Kevin Kavanagh and John Barnes, is already attracting new customers and is a great addition to that thriving corner of Bedford.
“John and I have been talking about doing this for about five years,” explained Kevin. “We wanted to create a bigger shop to include a wine bar and to offer food too.
“We knew it was going to do well. We had our customer in mind when we created it. The partnership is great and our skillsets complement each other.”
Open from 11am – 7pm Tuesday and Wednesday and 11am – 11pm on Thursday to Saturday, the Blue Glass is just as perfect for a coffee and catch up with friends or for pre-theatre drinks. There are 18 wines available by the glass, or you can choose one of the 500 bottles in the shop. Cheese and charcuterie platters are available too.
“The Blue Glass is four businesses in one,” said Kevin. “We’re a retail wine shop, wine bar, event venue and wholesale business. We advise and supply wine to Rice Thai and Bears & Tales, plus Roosters’ evening events.
“This whole area is buzzing now and all the businesses are supportive of each other.”