CLEVELAND, Ohio – With a name like Coffee Coffee Coffee, you might think you know exactly what to expect when you walk through the doors of the forthcoming Old Brooklyn shop. The 1,2000-square-foot space at 4193 Pearl Road, formerly a photo-to-video transfer service, is actually more like “coffee, books and bikes.” It’s slated to open before the end of the year.
Owner Trey Kirchoff is also behind Passengers Cafe, the Ohio City travel-themed coffee shop on the ground level of the Cleveland Hostel that opened last year. After mainly serving guests in transit, the New York transplant hopes to bring in a steady set of regulars at Coffee Coffee Coffee.
Old Brooklyn’s Main Street, where the shop is located, is part of the Pearl Road Streetscape Improvement Project, an $11 million renovation.
“It would be so great to shape some of this main street with a productive, cool hangout spot,” Kirchoff says.
The walls will be lined with used books for sale. It was always a dream of Kirchoff’s to own a bookstore, and he saw the shop as an opportunity to combine his passions.
He’s also teaming up with Sixth City Cycles for bike retail, tune-ups and routine maintenance in a section of the shop.
“It’s a huge space to me,” Kirchoff says. “It’s too big for just a coffee shop. I knew we needed something more. Sixth City has built up a great reputation in the neighborhood and they were looking to take another step.”
On the coffee side, you’ll see many offerings similar to Passengers. Brewed coffee and espresso will be served alongside a specialty and seasonal menu. Toast, bagels and local pastry will also be available. Sandwiches, both cold grab-and-go and hot pressed, will be new to this location.
He also plans to have a small market of local goods for sale, such as jams made by Old Brooklyn-based The Home Pantry, which are also served at Passengers.
Kirchoff completely gutted the building for his new vision, which includes seating for around 25. The shop will be open seven days a week, with hours expected to expand in the spring. And be prepared for little surprises in addition to the unique concept – like a bathroom playing books on tape.
“It’s a fuller realization of my ideal coffee shop,” Kirchoff says. “I want to make it a casual but memorable experience.”