With “That’s Kentucky,” Bluegrass performer Lorraine Jordan and her band Carolina Road currently have the number-one bluegrass song in the country. And, with the opening of Lorraine’s Coffee House and Music at 101 Timber Pointe Lane, the longtime resident hopes to have the number-one coffeehouse in Garner, N.C.
Our 7 Steps Trainer Steve Bayless was on hand for the June 20 soft opening. Grand opening celebrations are planned for Sept. 10.
“It has been a lifelong dream of mine to have an establishment where the community could come together and mingle in a family atmosphere,” Lorraine said. “I am hoping this can be everyone’s home away from home and become a place to relax and meet and greet while enjoying the artistry of locally and nationally known musicians.”
Affectionately known as the “Lady of Tradition” in the bluegrass community, Lorraine grew up around bluegrass music on the coast of North Carolina. She has performed bluegrass for over twenty years and formed her band, Carolina Road, in 1998.
A resident of Garner since 1984, she has created an inviting space for neighbors to gather over awesome coffee and a varied musical menu ranging from bluegrass to jazz. A large stage and green room showcase musicians. “I have played music on the road all over the country for twenty-three years,” she said. “Now, I want to come home and play in my backyard.”
Lorraine’s features a full menu of hot and cold espresso-based lattes, mochas, cappuccinos, drip coffee, smoothies and hot and iced tea, as well as locally baked pastries and sandwiches. A drive-thru window caters to coffee lovers on the go.
The professional musician learned the ins and outs of operating a successful coffee house through our coffee shop franchise alternative program, based on Greg’s book, Seven Steps to Success in the Specialty Coffee Industry.
Lorraine’s Coffee House and Music is open 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Live music acts take the stage from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on select Fridays and Saturdays.
“I hope you will come to the house that Lorraine built,” she said. “Don’t be surprised by who you might find here! I’ve made a lot of friends during my twenty- three years on the road.”
We’re thrilled that Lorraine’s Coffee House and Music is among the 15 independent coffee shops that have joined the Crimson Cup community this year. We’ve been roasting coffee and coaching coffee shop owners for 23 years – as long as Lorraine has traveled the country playing her music. Working together seemed like a perfect fit.
Since 1991, Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea has hand-roasted great-tasting specialty coffee in Columbus, Ohio. We’ve also taught more than 250 independent business owners how to open a coffee shop through our coffee shop franchise alternative program.
If you have questions about opening a coffee shop, give us a call at 888-800-9224 or fill out this form, and we’ll get right back to you!