Woman’s finesse for Burksie’s

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PA duck pond coffee
shop introduces new owner

PASSING THE REINS: New owner of Burksies, Nelita Behr, left, with former owner Chris Burke Picture: BRYAN SMITH
PASSING THE REINS: New owner of Burksies, Nelita Behr, left, with former owner Chris Burke.           Picture: BRYAN SMITH

WOMEN in business are often celebrated during Women’s Month in August but it is never too late to celebrate.

Burksies, the ever popular coffee shop at the Port Alfred duck pond, has a new owner, Nelita Behr, who officially took ownership on September 1.

The business, which has been a part of the community for the past seven years, has
been sold by Chris Burke to Behr who will be continuing with not only the business’ name, but also in providing quality and delicious food, as well as some superb changes and additions along the way. Already the business has undergone a refurbishment, having been painted.

“The business has received a women’s touch on the decorations and new menu design. Behr has managed to take a man’s artwork and turn it into a women’s finesse,” Burke said.

New on the menu will be such scrumptious items as tortilla wrap, quesadillas, as well as finishing touches on each dish with the introduction of hollandaise sauce and an emphasis on smoked salmon dishes. The essence of the business will remain as well as that of the coffee, from filter to cappuccino.

New on the menu will be such scrumptious items as tortilla wrap, quesadillas, as well as finishing touches on each dish with the introduction of hollandaise sauce and an emphasis on smoked salmon dishes. The essence of the business will remain as well as that of the coffee, from filter to cappuccino.

With a wealth of knowledge and experience in the industry, Behr looks forward to the future and thanks the community for their continued support.

“I saw an opportunity to return to my roots. I am very excited; we have a good team here,” Behr said. Last Friday, the business hosted an opening evening with friends and customers where Behr thanked everyone for their support.

“It has just been a blessing from God. Since the first day I heard about this business opportunity, it has been smooth sailing – from the people who have helped everywhere,” said an overwhelmed Behr who also gave thanks to the staff of Burksies Coffee Shop. “We are going to work hard and give good food.”

Burksies also offers pensioner specials as well as catering services. Make sure to visit and see the new menu and specials.

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