A coffee bike will replace the striptease bar on the banks of the Rhône

The former Bus paradise striptease bar will be replaced by a café bike on the banks of the Rhône. @Google Street View

The call for projects launched by Voies navigables de France (VNF) to take over from the Bus Paradise striptease bar on the banks of the Rhône was won by the café bike project led by Nomad Kitchens and the Ateliers de l ‘Audacity.

There will therefore be cyclists in shorts and wedge shoes instead of strippers at 18 quai Sarrail on the left bank of the Rhône in the 6th arrondissement of Lyon. On Wednesday November 2, Voies navigables de France (VNF), the City of Lyon and the Metropolis announced that the former Bus Paradise striptease bar (which has moved to the Quai Charles de Gaulle) will be replaced by a café bike. It is this project, led by Nomad Kitchens and the Ateliers de l’Audace, which won the call for projects to replace the famous establishment for adults which had been closed for several years.

It was therefore the café bike from Nomad Kitchens and Ateliers de l’Audace that won the call for projects to replace the strip club. The concept of the coffee bike is simple: customers can get something to eat there, while having their machine repaired or taking part in events. The company Nomad Kitchens, behind this project, is already well established in Lyon. She is known for organizing the Lyon Street Food Festival. For its part, Les Ateliers de l’Audace is an association approved as a work integration workshop which aims to promote professional integration through cycling.

Operation of the site for a period of 12 years

Valentin Lugenstrass, aDeputy Mayor of Lyons in charge of Mobilities, of Urban Logistics and Public Spaces, expressed its satisfaction with the outcome of the call for projects. I am very happy that the “Vélo Café” project was selected! It will make it possible to promote this exceptional Lyon heritage with a quality catering offer and a bicycle repair workshop. It will contribute to linking the territory with services for cycling”wrote the chosen one on his Twitter account.

The café bike should open in the summer of 2023 after rehabilitation of this 160 m² building, which is bordered by the cycle path that runs along the left bank of the Rhône. VNF has awarded the occupation of the site for a period of 12 years.

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