I was appointed director of Cafe-X and developed it from a neglected space with a pot of coffee in the Visual Arts Building to a thriving Montreal student run cafe.
I initiated and coordinated all work, dealt with the accounting and hiring, managed a staff of ten and oversaw the daily operation.
Cafe-X exhibited a diversity of student work and held openings weekly with musicians and performers.
I designed and implemented major interior renovations including the installation of new track lighting, a pixel board, new coffee machine, neon sign, a gigantic 9 foot long glass deli refrigerator an internet terminal. Yes, I ran a cafe with free internet in 1993!
With only $800 start-up capital we did $100,000.00 in sales during my 10 month appointment, and we put or direct competitor, the Marriott run cafeteria across the hall, out of business. It was the only Marriott interest in the world to run at a loss that year.
In 1993 I expanded Cafe-X into cyberspace with Cafe-X BBS which later became Xibitron.
Rufus Wainright (with cactus mic) performing at Cafe-X, 1994.