Holland coffee lovers will soon have another coffee shop to visit to get that daily caffeine fix.
Joe 2 Go coffee shop, located at 166 E. Lakewood Blvd., will soon have a second Holland location as the shop prepares to open in the basement at the Herrick District Library.
“We are taking over the cafe at the Herrick District Library with the hope of being open and ready to go on Nov. 1,” said Lisa Homik, owner of Joe 2 Go. “We will be offering a lot of what we offer at our current location including our smoothies, our protein shakes and brewed coffees.”
Homik said the new location will also offer a selection of fresh pastries, breakfast sandwiches and lunch items although the product will be made at the E. Lakewood location and brought over daily.
The main difference between the locations will be the lack of an espresso machine at the library but that may be added moving forward.
Homik said the idea of opening a second location was not even on her radar a year ago but when a customer mentioned the library’s need for a coffee source, the wheels began turning.
Now in her 11th year as the owner of Joe 2 Go, Homik said that through the years, customers had asked her about opening a second location hopefully on the south side of the city.
Those customers will soon get their wish.
“Once I got the green light to get everything in place, now we are just waiting for the final walk-through with the health inspector and I can get everything in there and open up,” she said.
Another idea Homik had for the new location is to include items not only for parents but also for children visiting the library including kids sandwiches, yogurt parfaits and fruit snacks.
The new cafe will be open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and will be closed on Sunday.
Initially, the plan is to have one employee work at the library location until Homik is able to get a feel for the customer flow and if more employees are needed moving forward, Homik said she will adjust accordingly.
For more information about Joe 2 Go and for updates about the new space, visit them on Facebook at Joe2Go.
By Austin Metz, Holland Sentinel, Mich.
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