Unlike many coffee house owners, who choose their location based on foot traffic, the owners opted for a residential uptown address.
“This part of Uptown is growing and, especially, we liked all the residential units here. So, we thought it would give us an opportunity to be a homier, neighborhood coffee shop, as opposed to being in the hustle and bustle.”
The neighborhood hangout vibe is readily apparent and echoed in the shop’s tagline, “Stay Grounded.”
The 3,200-square foot space is wide-open but comfortable, with plenty of tables and seating and a few plants to soften the look. Quick turnover is not the name of the game at Queen City Grounds. The look is clean and modern with white walls, earth tones, and rustic cabinetry and trim. A 19-foot by 30-foot interior mural by Scott Partridge adorns one wall. Huge windows treat customers to heapings of natural light and invite them to stick around and enjoy their latté.