THE owner of an upcoming cafe and wine bar is seeking the public’s help in naming the new establishment.
Hartlepool woman Lyndsay Kelly is in the process of refurbishing what will be one of the Marina’s latest dining and drinking attractions.
But despite racking her brains for a suitable name for the opulent eaterie, she just cannot seem to come up with one that clicks.
So the 32-year-old, who also owns The Mane Equestrian Centre, off the A179 near Hart, is seeking suggestions from readers.
She has already had over 200 potential names via a Facebook page she has set up called New cafe/wine bar Navigation Point.
A good portion of the titles have been nautical-themed but Lyndsay says despite the location, the look and feel she is going for is up-market, antique, warm colours and brass fittings.
During daytimes the eaterie will sell a selection of freshly-made fresh pies, quiches, sandwiches, cakes, coffees and teas in a relaxed and warming atmosphere.
In the evenings there will be more of a wine bar ambiance – but “not lively and rowdy” – where people can drink a range of wines and beers, and nibble at food platters, while listening to the occasional musician play.
Lyndsay, a former English Martyrs School pupil, said: “I’ve been thinking about opening a cafe/wine bar for a while and finally went for this one on Navigation Point which we’re hoping to have open by April.
“Me and my business partner have been trying to come up with a name for over six months, but it’s so hard.
“So we thought we’d create a bit of interest and see if anybody out there can come up with a name for us.
“We’ve had 239 page ‘likes’ on Facebook and most people who have ‘liked’ us have suggested a name, it’s really good!”
She added: “Quite a lot of them have come up with nautical-themed names but we’re going for a more opulent feel to the place, rather than nautical or seaside.
“So we’d really like some names that aren’t sea-related if possible.”
The name of the new bar, which is one of the three units that have been made from the former Lotus Garden restaurant, will be chosen next week.
Anyone who can think of a good title should suggest it on the Facebook page as soon as possible.