It took two-and-a-half years, but the Woodbine Coffee Company opened its doors for the first time Thursday.
Located on Nolensville Pike just south of Interstate 440, the coffee shop is located in the heart of south Nashville’s Woodbine neighborhood.
Co-owner Eddie Christy told News 2, “It’s been a lot off work, and we’re really excited to finally open our doors and let the community see what we’ve put so much love into.”
The new hot spot used to be a five and dime and printing press company. Christy hopes his coffee shop will be a meeting point for the community.
He added, “That’s really what we are striving to have, is a sense of community and a really good cup of coffee.”
The grand opening almost didn’t happen due to unforeseen financial hurdles.
“There was a point when there was a ‘For Rent’ sign on the outside of the building, and my partner Joey swept in, in a moment of great despair for me, and looked beyond the dust and the junk and saw a beautiful thing,” Christy told News 2.
The trendy neighborhood coffee shop, which embraces the “what’s old is new” philosophy with its antique furniture and homey décor, also has a tasty selection of food and unique coffee blends which are locally roasted to perfection.
“I go to coffee shops in Nashville, and this is awesome,” said coffee shop customer Kazia Phfunter.
Customer and coffee enthusiast Jason Horowitz said, “As you can see, people kind of study, congregate, hang-out and just enjoy good products. I think it’s phenomenal.”
Horowitz learned about the opening through social media. He drove all the way from Brentwood on his lunch break to check out the coffee shop and show his support.
He added, “You can go to Starbucks in any city, but Woodbine is here on Nolensville Pike, in a great neighborhood.”
The coffeehouse is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 7 a.m. on Saturdays.
Read more at WoodbineCoffee.com.