(Savannah, GA)—Foxy Loxy Café is expanding Savannah’s coffeehouse culture with the grand opening of their coffee centric retail space, Shop the Fox. The grand opening will take place during the First Friday Art March, 6 to 9 p.m., Oct. 2, at 1917 Bull St., in the Victorian-era building adjacent to the café in the city’s historic Thomas Square Streetcar District. It’s the third expansion of the Foxy brand since the original café opened here in 2011.
“Shop the Fox celebrates the quirkiness of indie café culture wrangled with a dash of Foxy flavor,” explains owner Jennifer Jenkins, who is considering connecting the second floor of the café with the new retail space. “Shop The Fox is an expansion of our vision of Foxy Loxy Café as our cultural hub with specialty coffee as the experiential backbone.”
Jenkins and shop manager, Megan Luther, consulted with PERC Coffee Roaster’s Philip Brown to inform their specialty coffee equipment inventory. Offerings range from the tried and true Chemex Brewer and Hario V60 to the Espro Travel press just awarded a 2015 Best New Product Award by the SCAA (Specialty Coffee Association of America). “We aim to be Savannah’s Barista Pro Shop for home brewers and professional baristas alike. Our knowledgeable staff can really take the time to answer questions, listen and wax on about how to make the perfect cup.”
Shop The Fox also offers up staple goods for the habitual café goer through their unique lines of journals and sketchbooks, writing implements and classic novels. “We have a carefully curated collection of gifts and product lines you won’t find anywhere else in Savannah,” says Luther, a former Foxy Loxy barista.
Among the wares: easy-care household coffee plants replete with jumbo mug planters; growlers of Black Fox cold brew; tea towels and other screenprints from Atlanta’s Methane Studios; Etta + Billie small-batch, handcrafted body care products made with coffee, tea and beer; letterpress cards printed with coffee “ink” from Alee and Press; and soy candles from a husband-and-wife team out of Mississippi, known as Blackjack Wax Co., in scents such as Front Porch, Spanish Moss and Fortune Teller.
Patrons who bring in their receipts from Foxy Loxy Café will receive 10 percent off their Shop the Fox purchase.
“This is our next step in collaboratively building a rich and dynamic specialty coffee culture in the Southeast,” says Jenkins. She invites all comers to the Art March grand opening celebration, which will feature DJ Jose Ray, complimentary cold brew shots and noshes from Foxy Loxy’s line of sweet treats, and limited edition hand-printed takeaway from McIntosh County’s historic Ashantilly Press.
To get the Foxy Loxy experience, check out foxyloxycafe.com, where you can also Shop the Fox at www.shopthefox.us. Or find them on Facebook at facebook.com/shopthefox and on Instagram and Twitter at @shopthefox.