Fair Grinds Opens 2nd Location

Quoting Fair Grinds Coffeehouse

fairgrinds-rathkeDear Fair Grinds Community,

Happy New Year!

At the end of the year we were asked to headline a mobile phone app for http://www.stay.com, which asked us to list a bunch of our favorite coffeehouses and breakfast spots in other parts of the city. It was exciting to put together such a list, but humbling to realize how vital coffeehouses are to so many neighborhoods and to the life of the New Orleans community generally, and how fortunate we are to be part of all of your lives as well and a small part of the cultural and nonprofit vibrancy of the city as well.

Speaking of support, thanks for all of the good wishes as we put the pieces together for Fair Grinds on St. Claude, which will be our second location and a chance to be part of the vibrant Marigny-Bywater neighborhoods. The address is 2221 St. Claude, a couple of yards away from the intersection of Elysian Fields and St. Claude Avenues, where the extension of the new streetcar tracks will end. I wish I could say now when we will open, but that’s as much up to various city agencies as it is in our hands. We’re making great progress though throughout the building as well as where the coffeehouse will be located. The actual space is a big smaller
than Ponce de Leon, but offers us other opportunities so we’re hoping to combine the best of PDL with some things that are a bit extra. With fingers crossed I’m praying we open before Mardi Gras, but we’ll see, and I’ll keep you in the loop.

Spread the word!

There’s always something happening at Fair Grinds! Check the Fair Grinds calendar.

Look for Fair Grinds Coffeehouse at www.fairgrinds.com for more details on what’s happening and new things that jump on the schedule unexpectedly. And, yes, we’ll continue to do Affordable Care enrollment through March 31st so watch for the notices!

Here’s hoping we all have a great New Year in 2014!
Fair Grinds Coffeehouse