Serious Coffee may not be new to you or Campbell River per se, but the owner, manager and interior will be!
Nicole Rae Husby is the proud new owner of Serious Coffee at #1-2253 South Island Highway in Willow Point . With her new business endeavour she is making some serious (see what we did there?) changes to the location.
Husby took possession of the Willow Point cafe on April 19, 2018 and is planning to celebrate the reopening of Serious Coffee and unveil the major renovations currently underway on May 19th with a grand opening. 2day FM will be at the location for the grand opening from 2pm-6pm. There will also be live music, draws, prizes and of course, great coffee and food!
One of the reasons Husby says she chose a Serious Coffee franchise (besides the great coffee) “was because of the authenticity and community spirit. [We] want to make our Willow point location a hub for locals and are open to facilitating more local clubs/groups and people’s ideas for new events.” The “we” she may be referring to is her long time best friend, Christie Keddy. Keddy and Husby have known each other their whole lives and have been best friends for years. Keddy will be the cafe’s manager, managing and running the front of house. She is definitely a big part of the business.
Major renovations are currently underway at the cafe which include almost a complete gutting of the previous space. Husby clearly has big plans for the space to bring it up to date and add a north island feel. “We have sourced the most beautiful materials from local-craftsmen including handmade tables and live edge slabs that are absolutely stunning!” “It’s going to be clean, functional and welcoming for all customers including whether they are typing an assignment for work, enjoying a good book with lunch or coming together with the many clubs and groups that meet weekly at the cafe.”
The renovations don’t just end there, the drive through is getting a bit of a makeover as well; It’s great if you’re in a hurry and need to have your coffee and breakfast or lunch on the go!
Staff will be serving new menu items and will really focus on consistency, community and excellent coffee, food and service.
Serious Coffee has a liquor license and will be offering up great beers and wine too. They will be hosting different events throughout the months. Some examples are plans for more live music nights, children’s tea parties, wine and paint nights, flower arranging with signature martinis, games nights, etc. The website includes an events tab that will be updated as new events are added.
Like the Shoreline team, charity is near and dear to Husby’s heart and she will be donating a portion of the money made during the grand opening on May 19th to a local charity and has committed to continue to donate locally throughout the year.
Nicole Husby and Shoreline are excited for the changes! We can’t wait to check them out and see you there on May 19th!