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Brilliant bar concept at Footsie in Paris


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Posted on Sunday, October 23rd, 2005 at 5:42 pm CET

A cafe near the Opera metro station in Paris named Footsie (a play on words on FTSE, the London stock exchange) has screens above their bar with the prices of their drinks. The clever thing about this place is that the screen refreshes every four minutes, and the prices go up and down, depending on demand. Customers at the bar are gazing at the screens looking for bargains.

The screen contains five lists of drinks that are on offer: draft beers, bottled drinks, soft drinks, liquors and aperitifs. When someone buys a bottle of Heineken, for instance, the price of Heineken in the ‘bottled drinks’ section goes up, and one or more of the other ones in the same section go down. A ‘countdown’ clock at the top of the screen counts down from 240 seconds until the screen is refreshed.

What a clever idea. 😀

Comments

May 7, 2006
10:49 am
#1 anthony wrote:

hi
do you have a website for this bar so i can look at it or photos on how it works
– cheers

Oct 28, 2006
7:14 pm
#2 Roya wrote:

Hi
This is not the original Bar. The first one open in London. I remember reading an article on it a few years ago. But the idea is still excellent. I have heard a lot of negative opinions on the Bar in Paris. I have not seen a website. Either they don’t have one, or they are not in Google.

Jan 7, 2007
7:26 am
#3 Matt wrote:

anyone know if you need the rights to this concept to open one in a different country?…dont wanna get sued…lol

Jan 18, 2007
6:47 pm
#4 Chris Dunkley wrote:

Hi, have a look at http://www.jdpromotions.co.uk. If you need anything else just let me know.

Jul 27, 2007
1:18 pm
#5 Stuart wrote:

Actually our company barSTOCK (The barSTOCK Exchange) originated this concept which bar footie duplicated.

We have remained the market leaders on a global scale and are now present in more that 10 countries.

Our software is packed with unique brand promotion features and the front of house impact is outstanding.

Take a look under http://www.barstock.com

Dec 1, 2009
2:52 am
#6 Chris wrote:

Hmmm, not strictly true Stuart! Updated website at http://www.jdp-uk.com.

Many thanks

Jan 15, 2011
12:33 pm
#7 sga wrote:

DO YOU KNOW IF THERE IS A BAR WITH THE SAME CONCEPT OF THE STOCK EXCHANGE IN NEW YORK CITY?

Trackbacks to this post. Thanks for the linkage.

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