Joey and Nancy Clark opened The Blend Coffee House in a small building on Main Street in Sumiton in November 2018, but they quickly outgrew the space.
They needed more room to implement their vision of having a place to bring people together.
“Our vision is not just about selling coffee but impacting the community,” Clark said.
The couple found a bigger space in the shopping center on Highway 78 across from Sumiton Church of God and Bevill State Community College.
“It’s a great location. We were able to put in a drive-through window, which allows us to have a bigger impact on the community,” Clark said.
According to Clark, the couple wanted a place where young people could gather, hang out with friends, and have a good place to study. “We wanted to promote higher education,” he said.