The newest Barista will be open as soon as the final inspections take place, hopefully by July 25th. Billy Wilson’s new store is located in the busy downtown ‘Jewelry District’ at 529 SW 3rd avenue. The 500 square foot store in the historic Hamilton Building, focuses on take-away, but window counter and bar seating will also be available.
Wilson spent considerable time trying to be true to the style of the old building, yet make it work with the smooth, modern lines of the espresso equipment. Period light fixtures, faucets, register stand etc., were used whenever possible. Custom cabinetry, penny-round tile and Carrera marble countertops, finish the look. A custom La Marzocco Strada allowed him to customize the colors as much as possible.
Watch the Barista Twitter stream for the soft-opening announcement: