Storyville Coffee Company, founded on Bainbridge Island in 2006 as an online purveyor of a single blend of coffee beans, will launch its first retail outlet in the Pike Place Market. The shop, in the space formerly occupied by Chez Shea, opens to the public October 1, but has been hosting invited guests for the past week or so.
There's only one kind of coffee at Storyville: a secret blend of beans from three regions. Pastries are baked in-house.
Storyville is run by founder Jon Phelps and his co-presidents Jamie Munson (a youthful former executive pastor of Mars Hill Church, currently a writer and motivational speaker) and Kris Rosentrater, who's been running the day-to-day roasting operation on Bainbridge.
As for the store itself, it's the first of three planned for Seattle. Next up: the corner of Queen Anne and Boston, formerly occupied by Teacup; and First and Madison.
· Storyville Coffee [Official Site]
· All Coming Attractions [~ESEA~]