Cyber-café shows stuff
By DANA DUGAN
Express Staff Writer
Though it wasn’t quite ready for visitors, the Newslink
Café opened early last Friday for the monthly Sun Valley/Ketchum Business
Owner Scott Franklin hands out freshly
squeezed apple juice at the Newslink Café.
Local business types milled around the new café on Sun
Valley Road in Ketchum, sampling Newslink catered hors d’oeurves and
fresh squeezed apple juice, while the 10 computers were still being
installed. These Internet accessible computers will be available to the
Susan Witman of Center Q Interior Design has designed the
space in a retro-deco style¾ in blacks, reds and greens. Special chairs,
next to computer hook ups, with cup holders and swivel desks were
installed for people who bring in their own lap tops.
Chef/owners Scott and Alysia Franklin both graduated from
the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. They apprenticed in
Beverly Hills; Scott under Wolfgang Puck at Spago, and Alysia at the
Business After Hours participants get a
preview of the new cyber-café. Express Photos
by Dana DuGan
The café is offering organic breakfasts and lunches. They
will also be serving certified organic coffee.
"Coffee is the most pesticide ridden product you’ll
ever put in your body," Franklin said. They will also have fresh
soups, hormone free turkey, beef and chicken sandwiches, and organic
salads made from greens bought at organic markets in the area.
"We’ll serve fresh and flavorful organic
items," Franklin said.
The Newslink café will be open for business March 19.