By popular demand: BVFCC adds new return box at Lyric Hall in Westville

Graham Honaker installs new return box at Lyric Hall.

Graham Honaker installs new return box at Lyric Hall.

Ever since Edge of the Woods Market asked us to remove the return box we had there, customers from the Westville area—as well as customers from Woodbridge and other towns easily accessible to Whalley Ave. from the Wilbur Cross Parkway—have been inquiring as to the possibility of getting a new return location on that side of town.

Well, now we have it! Thanks to John Cavaliere, who owns the historic Lyric Hall on Whalley Ave., we now have a new location where Best Video Film & Cultural Center patrons can return their movies. Lyric Hall—a restored vaudeville-era theater and venue for Cavaliere’s antiques restoration business—is located at 827 Whalley Ave., New Haven, 06515. Phone (203) 389-8885.

Thanks also to Best Video Film & Cultural Center employees Graham Honaker and Brian Johnson (of Johnaker art productions) for making and installing the box.

Rent more great movies from Best Video Film & Cultural Center and return them to the new box at Lyric Hall!

New Coffee Bar up and running

Getting the room cleared out for the Performance Space to resume shows is proceeding slower than we hoped. But the Coffee Bar is relocated and serving that great Willoughby’s brew, along with fine beers and wine.

Barista Kate Taussig gives a thumbs-up for the new Coffee Bar set-up.

Barista Kate Taussig gives a thumbs-up for the new Coffee Bar set-up.

We think artist/Coffee Bar manager Graham Honaker and barista Brian Johnson did a great job building the new coffee bar. They used planks from former cabinets for displaying videos for the counter facade and Graham made the countertop much as he makes his paintings/collages—putting down a layer of vintage magazine pages and coating it with clear epoxy resin.

Hand-built countertop made by Coffee Bar manager and artist Graham Honaker and barista Brian Johnson.

Hand-built counter-top made by Coffee Bar manager and artist Graham Honaker and barista Brian Johnson.

We lost a few days’ revenue in making the move so if you want to help out, come on down and get a great cappuccino or a glass of wine and check out our progress in making the new Best Video!