Randall from Fare Trade Customs is in the midst of designing and building the coffee bar for our shop! Like our country’s early general stores, ours is about building community and creating a space to connect and share ideas.
General Store Cooperative‘s flagship cafe and marketplace, think “mini-Chelsea Market,” will host a variety of locally-owned businesses under its roof, including Good Bottle Refill Shop, Three Daughter’s Baking Co., Love Where You Live by Mrs. Meshugga, The Maplewood Wheelhouse, and an outpost for South Orange favorites Kitchen a la Mode and Sadie’s.
GSC will also continue to make a rotating selection of wares available from its network of local makers, artists, and indie businesses, and will run a full-service espresso bar featuring single-origin coffees, kombucha on tap, and cold brew, and non-alcoholic cocktails on evenings we’re open late.
The GSC-run coffee shop will offer customers the option to become cooperative members and receive discounts on coffee and reusable cup rentals. That’s right, we said cup rentals! If you forget your reusable cup (for iced or hot drinks) you can rent one from us and drink your to-go coffee with no guilt! Return the cup within 30 days for a refund (minus a small cleaning fee), or keep it and refill every time you come in.