A new initiative is encouraging local residents to disconnect from technology.
The Blue Moose is launching Blue Moose Unplugged on Friday and Saturday nights, starting March 6. Wi-Fi will be shut off from 7-11 p.m. and the coffee shop is discouraging use of cell phones, laptops and tablets. There will also be live music some nights.
“It’s mostly just a reaction to our dependency on technology,” said owner Wes Bergmann. “I’m hoping to see not only local people but out-of-town people come to the Blue Moose and enjoy the ambience of people having conversation. There’s something that spreads when people do that.”
To coincide with the launch of Blue Moose Unplugged, the coffee shop has a new selection of caesar’s, craft beers, wines and margaritas. There is also a variety of new appetizers on the menu including nachos, ribs, chicken wings, and potato skins.
“It’s a place for people to go later at night,” said Bergmann. “However, we don’t want to become a bar.”