JAMES CITY-After operating for a few years out of a temporary kiosk as well as farmers market stands, the owners of the Column 15 coffee roastery and shop will finally open a brick-and-mortar establishment in the James-York Plaza on Merrimac Trail this week.
Column 15 will celebrate the occasion with a grand opening on Saturday, May 15 from 9am to 5pm. The public is invited to attend the event, which will include a paint party, a book signing, gift card raffles, and free coffee all day including free nitro cremes and nitro pours.
Peninsula natives and College of William & Mary graduates James Kroll and Victoria Goldsby are co-founders and co-owners of Column 15. The roastery’s specialty is nitro brews. Column 15 carries both hot and cold flavored coffees including lattes, cappuccinos, and espressos as well as a few dessert dishes including brownies, cookies, biscotti, and brittle.
Column 15’s new location will feature a coffee lounge with a bar in an open space where patrons can watch as products are roasted.
“You will be able to see what our process is like while you are ordering and sipping your coffee,” Goldsby said. “We will have a nice sit-down area where you can relax no matter the weather.”
Column 15 will also carry products made by local vendors in order to support other small businesses. The goal is to also offer live music and other events including paint parties.
“I am really excited to have more space to better accommodate our customers,” Goldsby said. “We are looking forward to continuing to grow.”