After a summer of popping up with brewed and bagged coffee in eateries throughout its home city this summer, the relatively new and fiercely-Atlanta-loyal East Pole Coffee Co. has signed a lease to open in the Armour Yards development between Buckhead and Midtown.
Founded by Atlanta-based business partners Matt Chesla, Jules Tompkins and former Taproom Coffee & Beer lead barista Jared Karr, East Pole launched earlier this year, selling coffee directly to consumers online and through a subscription program, while offering wholesale services.
According to a joint announcement issued yesterday by the Atlanta office of SRS Retail Estate Partners and the local real estate development firm Third & Urban, East Pole will occupy a 1,713-square-foot space, which will house a cafe and the young company’s production roastery.
“We have a high value for transparency, which has come through in the way we sell our coffee,” Tompkins said in the announcement. “We provide as much information as possible on the coffees we roast and sell. I think this value will bleed over into our plans with our new location at Armour Yards.”
Along Ottley Drive and Armour Drive, Armour Yards includes seven buildings with the capacity for 275,000 square feet of loft office space, collaborative meeting areas, restaurants, fitness and outdoor gathering spaces. East Pole will join existing specialty beverage businesses in the development including SweetWater Brewing and the distillery American Spirit Works.