Ground Up Coffee Adds Speciality Groceries To Stay Afloat In West Loop

From: blockclubchicago.org

A West Loop coffee shop has partially converted into a mini-corner market to stay afloat during the ongoing pandemic.

Ground Up Coffee and Bites, 900 W. Van Buren St., is selling granola, cereal, alternative milk, protein bars, oats, honey, jams, pasta, dressing, condiments and even dog food.

Owner Alex Theoharis said he started preparing for the pivot in March, worried his coffee shop would be empty after seeing how countries around the world imposed restrictions to slow coronavirus’s spread.

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