Vegan social center HeartCure Collective—the first of its kind in the United Kingdom—will host its grand opening this weekend. The center occupies a converted warehouse in Sheffield, England and features several vegan businesses, activities, and resource tools. Café Vibes Food Co. will serve drinks such as Candy Cane Mocha lattes, smoothie bowls, sandwiches, and other food options, including plant-based Steak n’ Chips (potato wedges). The center will feature apparel shop Wild Ones with vegan clothing (some of which is made by HeartCure’s own brand), accessories such as purses and wallets, and perfume, along with grocery store Zero Hero, which will stock package-free food and home goods. Inside the center, visitors will find a library stocked with vegan resources, including a computer room, film-editing space, and kids area. HeartCure Collective will also serve as a community event space where it will host animal-rights focused workshops, film screenings, seminars, and fundraising events. Similarly, the Vancouver Vegan Resource Centre debuted its first pop-up in October—complete with a roving resource library, workshops, and mentors—and plans to host a similar event, with a focus on Veganuary, in late December.
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