Addition of large chalkboard transforms dreary café into dynamic creative think space
Media professionals flock to coffee shop following new addition
ABU DHABI, UAE: Eyewitnesses reported yesterday that creative types had been flocking to an Abu Dhabi café following the installation of a large chalkboard.
According to one unnamed source, the UAE capital’s Coffee Palace had previously been off the radar of most people in the media, online and artistic industries, but within minutes of the management putting up a chalkboard on one of the walls earlier in the week, “you simply couldn’t move for Apple MacBooks”.
“Honestly, I live around the corner and had no idea this place even existed,” said Abu Dhabi-based freelance graphic designer and food blogger Faris Moody. “But as soon as I heard about the chalkboard on a local design forum and realised its monumental potential to facilitate cooperative creative and entrepreneurial discourse, I came straight down.”
Although Moody claims he is yet to use the chalkboard, he says just knowing it is there is “enough to warrant paying half a week’s wages for a flat white”.