We were able to do a variety of things in making Mavis what it is when opening its doors. From conceptualizing, branding, strategy and spatial design, to name a few things. We did it with pride and lots of pleasure. We mean c’mon, look at Mavis shining at that corner! Bird is named after the Jazz saxophonist Charlie “Bird” Parker, who is seen as one of the founding fathers of the ‘Bebop’ style within Jazz. Mavis on the other hand is named after Mavis Staples. This beautiful Gospel/Soul singer with a stunning voice and a long and still existing career now has her name immortalized in this small bar, in the tiny city of Rotterdam, which lays in the teeny tiny country of the Netherlands.