It’s bigger, better and pretty much as cool as it could be. The brothers LaMacchia (Pierce and Michael) who I introduced to you here have made another move in their expanding business. Just over a month ago the duo opened their second location in the Federal Courthouse and now they’ve opened a much larger space at 1138 North Broadway, just two blocks from their previous location – and two blocks closer to downtown’s core.
The biggest news is probably that they are ten times or more larger than their previous location. Immediately obvious on their original opening, the first location was significantly too small to handle the instant demand for the coffee and light foods served by K Brew. The new location solves that problem with a generous amount of space for ordering, a large two-level indoor seating area and an indoor/outdoor space.
That last space is one of the most interesting. Occupying what was once an automotive bay, the area features picnic tables and hammocks. Yes, hammocks, though not the reclining type most commonly associated with the word. These are hung more vertically and the result is an individual seat which hangs low enough to the ground to allow for sitting coffee on the floor. They’re hung in such a fashion as to allow interaction between the hammocks. Cool lighting completes the happy space which is also dog-friendly.
You’ll find much of the same products you found at the original location. As I’ve said before, the coffee served rotates among different suppliers. They are currently serving Hidden House Coffee and my cup was excellent. They still have the healthy products I detailed in my previous post, but they also have a new case of tempting confections if you’d like to let your sweet tooth run a little wild.
The other story here is that another perfectly good structure, which in another era would likely have been carted to a landfill as rubble, is now a productive address housing a lively business which pays taxes. Built in the 1930’s as a Texaco station, the architect for the renovation was Aaron Pennington and construction was completed by Scott Branson of Renaissance, will the interior design was Pierce’s conception.
The tables and chairs are arranged in great fashion for visiting with a small or larger group of friends or for sitting alone and working on a laptop. Wifi is, of course, available. Saturday most of the seating was filled with people doing all of the above. Mostly they were smiling and enjoying a great new space. Their hours are 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM Monday through Saturday and 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM Sunday. (That said, they were open until 9:00 PM last night, so could later hours be in the offing?) Check it out.