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Roaster/Retailer Cafe Kubal Keeps Growing in Syracuse

The Creekwalk Commons development

The Creekwalk Commons development

Syracuse, N.Y.-based roastery Cafe Kubal has announced plans to open a fifth retail location this fall in a new mixed-use residential/commercial building with an Art Deco feel.

The Creekwalk Commons addition will be the latest in a series of growth moves for 7-year-old Cafe Kubal, which earlier this Summer introduced a coffee truck to supplement its existing three full-fledged coffee bars and a smaller satellite location. The company also expanded its roasting capacity and wholesale business last year.

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“We’re excited because it’s an ideal location for creating a third place environment for locals, a concept that we at Kubal cherish and strive to create,” Cafe Kubal owner Matt Godard says of the new shop, which will be directly across the street from Syracuse’s Niagra Mohawk building, a 1932 Art Deco masterpiece that was once home to the nation’s largest electric utility company. Goddard says Kubal plans to borrow some elements from the building to help inform the design of the new shop.

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“We plan on designing this particular cafe to align with the Art Deco design that already exists in the surrounding area,” says Godard. “We have great respect for the iconic, uniquely Syracuse building, and our goal is to not only sell coffee, but also elevate and participate in the neighborhood around us.”

cafe kubal mobile truck

Cafe Kubal SU Campus location. Image courtesy of Image Auto in Syracuse.


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