Shkodra, 'Grand Cafe' Identity to Be Restored
Albanian Daily News
Published January 20, 2018
‘Grand Cafe’, one of Shkodra’s most important objects in the architectural aspect, is undergoing a restoration project aimed to restore the premises lost values. The process started on January 16 and is mainly focused on the preservation of authentic values but also includes an intertwinement with modern elements.
This coffee-shop, whose project was designed by the great master Kole Idromeno, is distinguished for the Austro-Hungarian style. It has always serves as meeting-point for Shkodra citizens or foreigners who have been always impressed by this grandiose building.
Once upon a time “Grand Cafe’ was a luxury venue that provided various amusements opportunity to the elite of the northern-city of Shkodra through plays, music and elegant dances.