ESSEX, Vt. (WCAX) Uncommon Coffee will have a new location soon in Essex after it closed its shop on Burlington's Church Street last year.
A scaled-back crew continued construction this week on the new shop next door to the ArtHound Gallery at the Essex Shoppes.
The business is owned and operated by Maya Crowley, the former manager of the Burlington location. The new space is 5,000 square feet -- about 15 times the size of the old shop.
"It's going to be awesome. Our inside is looking beautiful. It's going to be unlike any other coffee shop in the area. We may be delayed. It may be that we really cannot hire people. No one is looking for work with the virus, but we're playing that by ear and we're kind of open to whatever happens," says Crowley.
"We feel comfortable because it's a big space and we have a lot of elbow room. Not many people coming around and quite frankly it's giving us all an opportunity to focus on some of the details," says Tim Crowley, who is overseeing construction.
While there may be a delay to the grand opening, Crowley is thinking of launching a contact list coffee delivery service to people in Essex and Essex Junction.