Chamber Member of the Week: The Spot Coffee Shop

September 5, 2022 | 12:08 am

Updated September 4, 2022 | 10:45 am

The Spot | Photo by Josh Kelly

The Spot Coffee Shop has modified its business plan numerous times to satisfy the community’s needs. From a small end cap at Williamsburg Square in 2017 to a coffee truck during the pandemic to a pair of locations in 2022, two goals have remained a constant: quality coffee and superior service. 

The Spot expanded its Williamsburg Square facility in 2021 and added a second location inside Meijer on KY 54 this summer. The expansion at the original location serves as a pseudo-event venue for various classes and gatherings. 

Those events range from live music and trivia nights to yoga classes and civil discussion groups. 

Public relations director for the Spot, Stephen Harvey, said they’ve completed some minor renovations to the Meijer location with the primary goal of making it more “them.” The new location now features original art, a bar with charging stations and docks, and a community board displaying local happenings. 

“Business during the summer was initially slow, but it’s picked up substantially,” Harvey said. “The shop wasn’t what we wanted at first, but it’s becoming what we want it to be. We’ve done some soft renovations to freshen up the space.”

The Spot crafts everything on its menu from scratch, performing several taste tests to ensure they have the recipe just right. Some of their specialty drinks include the affogato, which mimics an after-dinner cordia, and the Danny Boy, an Irish creme latte with house-made creme. 

They also partnered with Sarah Martin and All Things Nice Vegan Bakery to offer scratch-made quiches, pastries, puff pastries, and specialty, homemade pop-tarts. 

Harvey said their long-term focus is on the community that’s given them so much. They recently joined the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce and have a ribbon-cutting scheduled for the end of October.

“Owensboro has been amazing to this business, especially during the tough times of pandemic,” Harvey said. “You wouldn’t believe the amount of interaction we had on social media; people kept reaching out and asking, ‘where are you today?’ We want to make sure we’re giving back to the community.”

The Chamber Member of the Week program is a membership benefit of the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce. Founded in 1913, the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce has worked to provide valuable benefits and services to member businesses and individuals for over a century.

Today, with a membership base of nearly 1,000, the Chamber is a guiding force in community and business development initiatives, serving as the center of business advocacy for the Greater Owensboro region. 

To learn more about becoming the Chamber Member of the Week or inquire about Chamber membership, contact Shelly Nichols, Chamber Vice President, at 270-926-1860 or [email protected].

September 5, 2022 | 12:08 am

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