The Collegedale Commons, which opened in 2017, has become a hub for city events and has seen many new activities added for the community since its inception.
In September, a pop-up coffee bar was opened at the location. The coffee bar – operated by Morning Brew Co., a business run by Denis Liskevich – is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 7 and 11 a.m., and it allows visitors to customize their coffee.
On the Morning Brew Co. website, Liskevich shared why he started the coffee shop: “The idea behind Morning Brew Co. started when I lived in Portland, Oregon. I was introduced to the coffee culture and experienced the coffee community first hand. I saw how people come together over a simple cup of coffee whether it be to hangout, study, or work.”
With a couple of new events and attractions opening at The Commons, such as the opening of the Little Debbie Park earlier in the summer, David Barto, founder of the Collegedale Tomorrow Foundation who helps oversee The Commons, spoke with the Accent regarding a couple of new things that might be coming to the location in the future.
“We are working on building two restaurants at The Commons; one will be cafe-style,” Barto said. “The reason for this is that a restaurant is one of the most requested things by visitors. We have seen a big increase in visitors with the opening of the Little Debbie Park.”
Along with the coffee shop, The Commons offers other events for the community year-round. In the spring, a farmers market is held allowing visitors to purchase items such as apparel, food and home decorations. The facility also offers rental space for residents to hold their own events.