PITTSBURG — Root Coffeehouse & Creperie, a local coffee and hangout spot for many, celebrated its new location on Tuesday with a ribbon cutting.
The Block22 designers approached Kling and Whitely about bringing their coffeehouse to Block22, and of course they said yes, Whitely said.
“This building is beautiful, there's so much space, of course we said ‘yes,’” she said. “I never thought Pittsburg would have something like this.”
For the longest time opening a place for hanging out and studying — and of course, coffee — was on Lindsey Kling and her sister Taylor Whitley's mind.
That all came to fruition when the sisters opened up shop a few years ago at 802 North Broadway in Pittsburg.
Not only did they end up selling coffee, they also sold jams and jelly sold in jars and on sandwiches, grown locally by Kling. More items made it to the menu, non coffee drinks, bagels and most recently crepes.
Along with the consumables, Whitley said they wanted to be a place where local artisans could display and sell their art.
“There are a lot of talented people this gives them a place to show their work,” she said.
All but the jam and jelly sandwiches will continue at Root’s new location at 402 N. Broadway, Suite A. Root will also continue serving items from their partnerships with other local businesses. Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 9 Friday and Saturday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.
Although the sandwiches are out, soon a new item will be on the menu — wine and beer. The business is currently awaiting its licenses to sell alcohol on its premises.
Whitely said they wanted to create a space that is quiet where people could have a glass of wine while they hang out.
— Stephanie Potter is a staff writer at the Morning Sun. She can be emailed at spotter@morningsun.net or follow her on Twitter @PittStephP and Instagram @stephanie_morningsun.