Cincinnati's favorite local coffee shops continues to expand and
continues to keep it local.Coffee Emporium
now operates three coffee shops throughout Cincinnati: the original
location in East Hyde Park, the Central Parkway location in
Over-the-Rhine and one on Xavier University's campus.
locally owned and operated business grows Coffee Emporium owner,
Tony Tausch, is staying true to the store's roots by staying fresh and
In addition to their new Snowville Creamery
milk that is used in each one of their delectable drinks, they also
roast all of their coffee beans fresh on-site and even offer wholesale
this growth though has increased the demand on their roasting
facilities. As a result, Coffee Emporium found itself in need of a
local location to accommodate their growing capacity. This need was
recently met with the purchase of the former Noel's Plumbing location
at 12th and Walnut streets just a block north of their Central Parkway
location in Over-the-Rhine.
Many neighborhood activists feared
that the building might sit vacant due to its narrow reuse
possibilities, but the introduction of Coffee Emporium's roasting
facility and the strengthening roots of a popular neighborhood
establishment was a tremendous victory says Gateway Quarter retail
leasing agent, Kathleen Norris.
The building has already seen
some noticeable improvements since it has fallen into Coffee Emporium's
hands. New mural's indicating the coffee shop's presence have gone up
on all three sides of the building visible on the street corner.
Randy A. SimesPhotography
by Amber Kersley