A longtime Athens, Ga., roastery and retailer, Jittery Joe’s has announced it is shuddering its 14-year headquarters on Broad St. and moving into a new space on Barber St.
With limited parking, the company’s existing location has caused some zoning questions over the years, and most recently has stood in the way of plans from local developers. The Joe’s team says it will be leaving the space by the end of next month:
We have called 780 E. Broad Street our home for almost 14 years. Iconic, authentic, drafty, friendly, unpretentious, non-commercial, and awesome are just a few of the terms used to describe the Roaster.
Jittery Joe’s currently operates 12 other retail stores in Georgia and Tennessee, in addition to its wholesale and online retail operations.
The new headquarters at 425 Barber St. will include a tasting room, art installations and a concert space. Here’s more from the Joe’s team:
Life moves on, and we have found a new home. At the end of August, we will be moving to 425 Barber Street (site of the Quonset Hut). Like the Broad Street location when we initially moved in, the Barber Street property is unique and needs a little TLC.
The bones of the building are vintage Joe’s. We fully intend to transform our new home into something uniquely Jittery Joe’s – creative artwork and woodwork will appear, bikes may hang in strange places, Beverly Babb will introduce world class ironwork. It will evolve and become something all of Athens will be proud of – and we will continue to produce some of the world’s best coffee. And it will have something new and wonderful to our business…PARKING!
We will have a Tasting Room, patio, room for concerts, and special events. We will also have a great production facility, significant space to expand, and a place for our customers to train and learn about coffee. Our location will change, but our heart, character, and mission to roast great coffee will remain the same. Look for much more news to come on our move, but we wanted to go ahead and get the word out to our friends. We are very excited about this new beginning, as well as for the very bright future of our hometown.
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