Mix’Café, associative pub in Tressignaux

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Short presentation

The Mix Café is an associative café but also a "Space of Social Life" where several activities are offered each week.

Goals

- To recreate the social bond, to develop the living-together
- To maintain a local business
- To participate in the revitalization of the village center

Contexte (territory issues, targeted audience)

Last shop closed in 2014.
Launch of a working group on the creation of a community café, at the initiative of the municipality, in June 2014. All inhabitants were invitated to participate in it.
Provision by the municipality of a building in the village center and renovation of the premises by the volunteers in 2015.
Agrement "Space of Social Life" in 2016 by CAF

Managed by a motivated team of volunteers and supported by the municipality, the Mix Café Associatif was founded in April 2015 in the municipality of Tressignaux (22) - 655 inhabitants. Much more than a café, it is also an area of social mix, meeting and intergenerational exchanges.

Target audience :
-Inhabitants, municipality and surroundings

Actions implemented

Coffee shop open from 10:00 to 13:00 on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.

Activities offered during the week, as part of the "Espace de Vie Sociale" specifications: painting, laughter yoga, games, DIY and carpentry, cutting and gardening, computers, sewing and knitting, photography, deco, cooking, tea room, outings and activities offered to children (storytelling evenings, games, discovery of nature ...)

Funding and resources

Municipality of Tressignaux
CAF
Call for project "revitalzation of village center"- Région, State, EPF, Caisse des dépôts et consignation
Global cost (in Euros) : 10 000 €

Human resources and partners

Local gave free of charge by the municipality for 3 years
10,000 € of equipment for the rehabilitation of the premises, supported by the municipality (support of the Department and CAUE of Côtes d'Armor )
25,000 € / year for the management (60% supported by the CAF)

20 volunteers and 150 members

Other information

Project's start year : 2014

Points of vigilance, difficulties to pass through, success factors

The creation of the association allowed to involve the inhabitants (voluntary commitment for the renovation of the premises, the management and the animation of the coffee shop ...). The inhabitants felt thus concerned by the shop.
This helped to fight against isolation of many residents.
The municipality is now planning to create a "house of associations" (where the Mix'Café will move), with a market hall. An organic restaurant will be established soon, while 7 building permits were delivered in 2018 and 60 new inhabitants settled in Tressignaux.
This project is part of the revitalization dynamics of the village center initiated by the municipality.

Structure

Mix'Café Associatif (Non profit organization )
12 D7
22290 Tressignaux
0296700300 ‎mairie.tressignaux@wanadoo.fr
Contact : Village of Tressignaux