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Corner Cup in greater Decatur opening second location in Tucker

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Corner Cup in greater Decatur opening second location in Tucker

Photo obtained via https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheCornerCupCoffee/

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Photo obtained via https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheCornerCupCoffee/

Two years after it first opened on Lawrenceville Highway in greater Decatur, the Corner Cup plans to open a second location in Tucker.

Owner Rich Lavery told Decaturish that the store will be located at 2380 Main Street and could be open by the end of the year. The project is currently in the county permitting phase he said. The initial space would be 674 square feet, but he eventually wants to expand that location to 1,800 square feet to seat more people and provide some space to hold events.

“With Tucker being a new city, we want to encourage the development of that town through the coffee shop,” he said.

The news was first reported by Tomorrow’s News Today.

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The Tucker store will have a similar vibe to the Decatur store, which is a neighborhood hub with a friendly atmosphere. The customers and employees know each other well, and the shop is like a more caffeinated version of “Cheers.” In full disclosure, Decaturish host its weekly open office hour there every Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

“The first location is doing great,” Lavery said. “I now employ 12 different people from my local community right here and I just want to do that over there. We kind of know who we are at the moment. We’re the friendly, happy go lucky community coffee shop and we’re going to try to do that over there.”

The employees are fond of Lavery. On a recent Friday, he was not at the Decatur shop, which is rare. His employees said they insisted he take the day off and promised they’d keep the shop humming while he was away. And they did.

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Corner Cup is located across from Pea Ridge restaurant. Corner Cup carries baked goods from local companies as well, including Duck’s Kitchen in Decatur and Emerald City Bagels in Atlanta. The restaurant sources its coffee from Beanealogy, a local company.

Lavery said he wanted to bring in more vendors to the Tucker location that could provide things like grab and go sandwiches.

He’d prefer to find a local vendor, he said.

The hours of the Tucker location will be the same as the current store: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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