This will be a short update to my last post because it is a) late, and b) very little information to begin with.
I last wrote about jAVERDE after going to the West Town Mall kiosk where it has been located since before December. I stand by what I said then: jAVERDE is still the best coffee around.
Today I’m back with a little fun news about the shop. I can’t verify that they’ll be leaving the mall kiosk, but jAVERDE is definitely opening a new shop in a local shopping center. This means they’ll have their own building with space for behind the counter prepping of drinks (including new espresso beverages) and more importantly foods.
Yes, that’s right: jAVERDE will be serving up small entrees for lunches as well as pastries for the coffee fans out there. I’m not entirely sure whether they’ll be ordering things that will simply be stocked in the back or ordering specific items to make a whole specialty line of sandwiches and the like. But after talking with the guy whose name I always forget at the kiosk a few times recently, I can guarantee that they’ll be serving food, coffee, and various lattes.
I’m especially looking forward to the lattes. With the quality of their regular roasted coffees, I imagine the espresso will be excellent.
That said, I’ve been poking around Google Maps and discovered (through trial and error) the address for this new location.
jAVERDE New Location: 9615 Countryside Center Lane, Knoxville, TN 37931
For those of you who don’t recognize it, jAVERDE will be moving into the shop that Bear Creek Coffee used to occupy before it was closed. This is over on my side of town in the Karns area.
In short, jAVERDE will be located off Middlebrook Pike across from the new(er) Food City, just down the road from the Middlebrook/Lovell intersection. And, yes, I’m doing all this for those of you like me who have problems with maps and directions but great success with landmarks!
So the last thing I wanted to say is that jAVERDE will be opening Monday, March 15 for business. I believe the grand opening is sometime in April from what I’d heard, but don’t quote me on it. And there will be a special trial run coming up very soon (obviously), but I’m not certain I should post it here. My father and I were invited to attend as guinea pigs to test out services, cash registers, and the like, so we’ll be there for sure. If someone from jAVERDE finds this post like Dan did before, they can always add comments advertising the opening, and I’ll be happy to correct any mistakes I might have made.
That’s really all I wanted to say. I’m thrilled that jAVERDE’s getting a new home. It’s going to become my new Wednesday night hangout for sure. Especially since it’s closer to me now.
What are you waiting for? Go to jAVERDE already!
That’s all. Hope everyone’s doing well, and I’m done for the evening!
P.S. I also know jAVERDE is looking for art for the new store: any artists who would like to hang their art in the store and have themes similar to those the company embraces (conservation, ecological responsibility, Arbor Day, etc.) should definitely talk to the man with the plan. It would probably be a good way to get some exposure to your art as well!