Monday, December 5, 2016

Church Alley Coffee Bar to close Central City cafe, move to Mid-City

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click to enlarge Church Alley Coffee Bar will close its Central City location on Dec. 30. The local cafe will reopen in Mid-City in late January 2017, along with merchandiser Goods That Matter. - CHURCH ALLEY COFFEE BAR/FACEBOOK
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  • Church Alley Coffee Bar will close its Central City location on Dec. 30. The local cafe will reopen in Mid-City in late January 2017, along with merchandiser Goods That Matter.

Church Alley Coffee Bar (1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.) is moving from its Central City location to Mid-City, the cafe’s owners announced Monday, Dec. 5.

The community-minded coffee shop and cafe, which shares a space at the Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, will close Dec. 30. It will open in late January at its new home at 4201 Canal St., along with fellow Central City tenant The Good Shop, from local retailer Goods that Matter.

The initial announcement was made on the cafe’s Facebook page, which called the move “bittersweet."

“While we are incredibly excited for our new location, we are very sad to be leaving a neighborhood we love so dearly — a neighborhood that allowed us to find our voice and grow into a unique vision.”

It’s the second move for the popular coffee nook since it first opened four years ago. The Mid-City location will function as a coffee shop, cafe and gift shop, according to the post.

The new spot will have extended opening hours (the Oretha Castle Haley location is open  8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday) and weekend brunch service will be added, The cafe also will host “unique and education evening programming.”

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