We’re excited to welcome J’s Place on Main in Nicholasville, Kentucky to our community of independent coffee houses! J’s Place on Main serves Crimson Cup beverages, breakfast and lunch from a historic building at 101 S. Main Street in downtown Nicholasville, Kentucky.
Owner Gwen Riley, a small business owner who also operates GreenBox Heating & Air, started J’s Place on Main to reach out to those who needed a hand up after hard times. “We are a missional coffeehouse, which means we exist to make money…and then give the majority of it away!” she said. “Let us serve you a cup of your favorite coffee. And know that you are helping to serve the world around you!”
When the coffee shop celebrated its grand opening on Tuesday, Oct. 28, a long line of customers took advantage of an offer for any regular-sized drink for just $1. J’s Place serves a full menu of hot and cold espresso, cappuccino, latte and mocha drinks, drip coffee, smoothies, and hot and iced teas.
Gwen and J’s Place Manager Todd Johns learned operate a coffee shop through our Seven Steps to Success coffee shop franchise alternative program, based on Greg’s book, Seven Steps to Success in the Specialty Coffee Industry. This commonsense guide covers everything needed to start and run an independent coffee shop.
We look forward to working with Gwen and Todd in the months ahead. Congratulations!