Fair Trade and Organic Roaster to transform building near Mid City Mall
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – (January 23, 2018)—Heine Brothers’ Coffee, Louisville’s original fair trade and organic coffee roaster, announced today that it will be deepening its roots in the Highlands neighborhood this spring. The company will be relocating its café at 1295 Bardstown Rd. at Longest Ave. to a larger building in front of Mid-City Mall at 1250 Bardstown Rd, just a stone’s throw away.
“Our customers have been asking for more seating and parking for a while now, so the move just makes a lot of sense,” said Heine Brothers’ President Mike Mays. “We will go from less than 800 square ft. to a more comfortable 2,000. Our plan is to completely transform the building to make it blend in better with the unique feel of Bardstown Road. We’re looking at a few different designs, including the possibility of adding a locally-produced mural celebrating the Highlands and our 23+ years in the neighborhood.”
The company only expects to be closed for a day or two to make the move later this spring. Heine Brothers’ also plans to hire up to six new baristas to staff the new, larger café, which will also include an easily accessible drive-thru.
“The interior will be comfortable and inviting, but unique, as each of our cafés have their own feel to fit with the local neighborhood,” Mays said. “Heine Brothers’ is a place of ideas, a place to connect, so we’re pleased we will have more room for people to meet, study or unwind. We are also happy that the new location will still be just a few steps from Carmichael’s Bookstore.”
Heine Brothers’ is a 100% fair trade and organic coffee roaster. The company opened their first shop in October 1994 in the Highlands neighborhood of Louisville, KY, and has 14 Louisville-area locations.
In 2016, Heine Brothers’ relocated its offices, warehouse and roasting operations to Louisville’s Portland Warehouse District. In April of 2017, the iconic Louisville brand opened its 14th store at 3965 Taylorsville Road in Hikes Point.
Heine Brothers’ is committed to operating responsibly and sustainably – donating to numerous community groups, buying locally and co-founding the world’s first fair-trade coffee buying cooperative. The company is dedicated to continuing to deliver remarkable coffee experiences while staying focused on making an impact in Louisville and around the world. For more information, please visit heinebroscoffee.com or follow @HeineBrosCoffee on Twitter. On Instagram: @heinebroscoffee. On Facebook: @heinebrotherscoffee.