Perc Coffee Roasters joining Hosea + 2nd development
Hosea + 2nd development is getting a new tenant.
Perc Coffee Roasters has signed a lease to join Phase II of Hosea + 2nd.
“This week Mike Nelson and Clay Harper, owners of Fellini’s Pizza and La Fonda Latina, and their development partners, Jay Martin and Nathan Bolster of ReDevStudio, announced that Perc Coffee Roasters will be the anchor coffee shop and eatery on the north-east corner of the intersection of Hosea Williams Drive and 2nd Avenue in East Lake, Atlanta,” the company announced in a press release. “Perc Coffee Roasters was established in Savannah in 2010 and has been named the Best of Savannah – Best Local Coffee Roaster for the past five years. While serving the Atlanta area coffee scene for years on a wholesale level, this will be Perc’s first retail location in Atlanta.”
Bolster said the company was one of the first he spoke to when he was looking for a coffee shop to move into the space.
“For each space at Hosea + 2nd, we have spent time looking for the right fit, and we found that with Perc,” Bolster said in the press release. “They have a simple mission, to roast and share awesome coffee, which they do in a thoughtful way. Like our other tenants, we know that they will be a great fit for this community, and that is always at the forefront for us when talking to possible tenants.”
The founder of Perc, Philip Brown, is an Atlanta native who spent time as a musician in Athens in the early 2000s, working a side gig as a barista.
“Philip moved to Savannah to get off the road and follow his coffee dreams armed with a coffee roaster, a bicycle, and a big backpack,” the press release says.
Brown said Atlanta “feels like home to me.”
“I’m so excited to be a part of Atlanta’s vibrant coffee scene,” he said. “We’re especially thrilled to provide a comfortable space for the folks of East Lake and the surrounding neighborhoods to come share good times and awesome coffee.”
His partners are Alan Fischer and Jared Hall. They will oversee the daily operations at the East Lake location. There are plans to serve “dine-in, grab-and-go items.” The store will also sell beer and wine.
“It will be focused, fresh, and tasty,” Brown said in the press release. “We will be making more announcements about the food options in the months to come.”
Perc will join several other restaurants at the East Lake development.
Michael Lo and his company, Korean Wives Hospitality Group, recently opened Salaryman there. Other tenants include Greater Good BBQ, Mix’D Up Burgers, and Poor Hendrix restaurants.