Bluestone Lane needed a safe, efficient way to increase protections for locals and employees against the spread of harmful viruses and bacteria during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Bluestone Lane, an Australian-inspired, New York-born coffee and hospitality brand, and one America’s top 25 fastest-growing fast-casual businesses, is leading the movement in third and fourth wave coffee culture. Known for introducing the “Flat White” and “Avocado Smash” to the United States, the brand has had an undeniable influence on the American market, and has enjoyed rapid adoption from consumers who are looking for superior coffee, an elevated experience and healthier menu options. Bluestone Lane’s award-winning coffee and café business was founded by former Melbournian, Nicholas Stone, who upon moving to New York City, discovered that there was a real opportunity to provide an enhanced coffee and café experience, rather than one focused purely on transactions and solving a need for caffeine. Bluestone Lane currently operates 51 coffee shops and cafes across the U.S. and Canada.
Bluestone Lane became the first nationwide café chain to install Far-UVC 222 light technology to increase protections for locals and employees against the spread of harmful pathogens and viruses like COVID-19. Bluestone Lane is first deploying Healthe’s suite of light solutions in its “Collective Café” (55 Greenwich Ave.) and “Bowery Café” (19 Kenmare Street), with plans for a nationwide rollout.
- Healthe SPACE – a ceiling downlight that combines general illumination with UVC 222 light to sanitize air and surfaces. It is designed to replace traditional downlight canisters.
- Healthe AIR – a fixture that circulates room air through a HEPA-Carbon air filter and exposes it to UVA and UVC light capable of eliminating 99.99% of airborne pathogens in seconds.
“The wellbeing of our staff and our locals is the top priority as Bluestone Lane continues to reopen stores,” said Nick Stone, Bluestone Lane Founder and CEO. “We’ve been early to adopt technologies such as mobile ordering to help keep our locals safe, and Healthe’s Far-UVC 222 lighting is another technology that will help to ensure safety through ongoing sanitization as we reopen our doors to New Yorkers, starting with two of our largest cafés.”