Buzz on Business: Drip Coffee to Reopen ‘Within 30 Days’

by | Jan 18, 2024

Above: Drip Coffee House when it opened in 2022. 

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Drip Coffee House had been open for about a year and a half, with many customers already using it as their “regular” coffee shop, when an after-hours fire broke out last August, While the fire was put out pretty quickly, the wider damage – from water and smoke – was done and a complete gut renovation was needed. 

Five months later, Drip co-owner Steve Mignanelli said they are getting close to being able to reopen. The other owner is Sarah Grillo. 

“It’s going really well,” he said in a phone interview this week. “We’re very excited to get reopened.” 

The exact cause of the fire  – electrical wiring or the espresso machine – is still being worked out by insurance companies, Mignanelli said. 

The Drip Coffee building, at 2725 South County Trail, sits in front of a larger building that houses Go Play, a children’s indoor play space. Fortunately, the fire was contained to just the one building. 

The owners got a liquor license when they first were opening but they hadn’t yet been using it at the time of the fire. Mignanelli said they are “looking to use it” now. 

The interior of Drip Coffee House in January 2024 – getting ready to reopen.

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