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New Central Library partners with Lukes Drug Mart for local cafe

Lukes will be the official beverage and snack destination within the library

Collaborators Eric Hendry and Gareth Lukes.

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Collaborators Eric Hendry and Gareth Lukes.

There’s no finer pairing than a good book and a tasty beverage.

Calgary’s New Central Library has now found it’s beverage pairing in the form of Lukes café, which will operate on Level 0 and Level 1 of the new library.

The project is a collaboration between Gareth Lukes – the third generation owner of the iconic Lukes Drug Mart – and Eric Hendry, local chef behind restaurants like Model Milk and Bar Von Der Fels.

Officials hope Lukes will become a destination spot within the library for local food and space to stimulate discussion and learning.

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