The pubs offer their customers all the basic requirements for work, like high speed wifi, charging ports, etc. Club owners have even allowed patrons to bring their tiffins to give them a more comfortable vibe. | Photo credit: iStock images
- The new adjustment has helped homeowners generate significant income.
- Coworking spaces represent 15 to 20% of catering income in the city and also contribute to the brand awareness of these clubs and to attendance.
- people in all prime locations such as Aundh, FC Road, Wakad, Baner, Deccan and many more can pay Rs. 99 per day to work in the clubs and have an office vibe.
Pune: Instead of complaining about the lack of crowds or the time and space limitations imposed by the government, pubs and restaurants in Pune have started to adjust to the new normal.
Realizing that people might need to go out and experience a new environment, the owners began to work in two shifts. Like any superhero movie, a civilian by day and a hero by night, restaurant and nightclub owners have become institutions that provide people with a space to work in the office and turn into places of celebration at night.
The new adjustment has helped homeowners generate significant income.
Yogesh Thore, founder and CEO of Friyey, which is transforming the city’s pubs, clubs and restaurants into coworking spaces, told TOI that after the Covid pandemic, it has been difficult for the hospitality industry to cope with stand up. In this time of desperate need, we must get creative.
Most pubs and nightclubs in the city start operating after 6 p.m., because in India we don’t have a culture of daytime drinking. Thus, the industry remains closed during the day. We decided to seize the opportunity and create coworking spaces so that our business could also be operational during the day.
To provide more feasibility for customers, people in all prime locations such as Aundh, FC Road, Wakad, Baner, Deccan and many more can pay Rs 99 per day to work in clubs and have office vibe. It has been almost two years since many people have seen their desks. This small business is a creative way to get people out of their pajamas and work in an office environment.
Yogesh said the pubs provide their customers with all the basic requirements for the job, like high speed wifi, charging ports, etc. Club owners have even allowed patrons to bring their tiffins to give them a more comfortable vibe.
Tejashri Gokhale, consultant for a trading company in Pune, works remotely from many clubs and pubs. She told TOI that as workers we sometimes need meal combos, appetizers, live streaming services or conference rooms, for which many clubs and pubs charge Rs. 200-500. per day.
Restaurant owner Keyur Deshpande says all staff were unemployed during the pandemic, but now with the idea of turning our spaces into work areas, staff are back to work and being employed on time. full.