On Saturday, the news of their soft opening had spread and lines of cars stretched around the block.
“As crazy as the world is right now this is just a breath of fresh air,” said Erwin Weary, the co-owner of the Black-owned coffee shop.
It was a welcome sight for Weary and his family, especially given how much they’ve had to overcome.
In a region where coffee shops are everywhere, Weary said this one is going to be different by being a Black-owned business that doesn’t steer a conversation away from race but instead encourages it.
“That’s what the goal was, to really bring the community together and introduce people to a different culture and really introduce people to a different side of business,” Weary said.
Just before their grand opening in late September, someone smashed a window and tried to catch the building on fire with a Molotov cocktail.
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