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Esposito’s opens its doors at Court Hey Park

by Cathy Sheel

The latest attraction at Court Hey Park opens its doors this week when park visitors can enjoy food and drink at the new Esposito’s café.

Family-owned Esposito’s opens its latest café in the courtyard at Court Hey Park at 9am on Thursday 25 May. The café will open seven days a week, 9am – 5pm, every day of the year (except Christmas Day), offering customers homemade cakes, toasted artisan sandwiches, and handmade gelato – all made fresh daily – alongside authentic Italian coffee.

The deli features indoor café-style seating and an outdoor courtyard with picnic benches, where dogs are welcome. Esposito’s already has plans to link in with the well-established friend’s group, Incredible Edible Knowsley, based at Court Hey Park, to source local produce to use in its dishes.

Esposito’s is already established in the local community with popular delis at Victoria Park, Widnes, Mill Dam Park, Kirkby, and Runcorn Hill Park – all set within public spaces and parkland.

Following Esposito’s track record running the deli at Mill Dam Park over the last two years, One Knowsley invited the business to submit a tender for the food outlet at Court Hey Park, in which they were successful.

“We are thrilled to be bringing our authentic Italian coffee and extensive deli menu to Court Hey Park,” said Daniel Esposito, the deli’s founder. “We are confident that our delicious food and friendly service will make Esposito’s at Court Hey Park a popular destination for food lovers from across Knowsley and the wider Liverpool area. We look forward to welcoming everyone to the new café and working alongside the local community.”

The arrival of Esposito’s is the latest development at Court Hey Park since One Knowsley, the infrastructure support body for the social sector in Knowsley, moved its operations to the courtyard following a Community Asset Transfer from Knowsley Council.

Racheal Jones, Chief Executive of One Knowsley said: “Since our arrival at Court Hey Park our aim has been to add to the park’s offering, by creating a community hub that can be used and enjoyed by everyone. The arrival of the café is the latest initiative which is increasing our residents’ enjoyment of this wonderful space.”

Cllr Shelley Powell, Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods, said: “A key priority for Knowsley Council is ensuring our parks and green spaces across the borough provide good facilities and are well maintained for the benefit of the Knowsley community. We are delighted to welcome Esposito’s to Court Hey Park. The café is a welcome addition to the great attractions already on offer at one of our much-loved parks.”

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