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Move of Phoenix Coffee Marks Change on Coventry Rd.


(AUGUST 29, 2013) CLEVELAND HEIGHTS – It’s a new chapter in the history of Coventry Road. On Sunday, September 1, Phoenix Coffee Company’s location at 1854 Coventry Rd. will close its doors, marking the end of 37 years of coffee houses at that address.

Since 1976, when the first Arabica Coffee House opened, 1854 Coventry Rd. has served as the local coffee spot for Coventry Village. After Arabica closed in 2001, Caribou Coffee took over the location, eventually ceding the address to Phoenix Coffee, which has occupied the storefront since 2007.

Unwilling to abandon the street, Phoenix Coffee Company will reopen at a new location in the former home of Delphic Books at 1793 Coventry Rd. at 6 a.m. on Friday, September 6.

In moving to the corner of Hampshire and Coventry, Phoenix joins other independent merchants in participating in the rebirth of Coventry’s north end. The new cafe showcases upcycled and reclaimed materials as well as the work of local artists. In keeping with the handmade, crafted feel of the cafe, Phoenix’s new cafe features a built-in ‘pourover bar’ with which baristas brew Phoenix’s artisan roast coffee by-the-cup, to order.

To mark the end of the “coffeehouse era” of 1854 Coventry Rd, Phoenix Coffee will host a Community Candlelit Gathering at the vacant former Coventry Rd. Phoenix Coffee location at sundown, 7:54pm, on Thursday, September 5.

Phoenix invites the community to come together at 7:30pm on September 5 at 1854-A Coventry Rd, where coffee has been served for 37 years. “We hope to honor the magic of the past connections and relationships that have been born on Coventry,” says Phoenix Coffee CEO/superbarista Sarah Wilson-Jones.

Phoenix Coffee Company, five-time winner of Scene Magazine’s Best Coffee in Cleveland Award (including in 2013), was founded in 1990 in Cleveland, OH. With its roastery located in the heart of downtown Cleveland on St. Clair Avenue, Phoenix Coffee pursues its mission of spreading coffee culture and building community by operating three retail cafes and provides wholesale coffee roasting  for coffee shops and cafés across Northeast Ohio. For more information about Phoenix Coffee Company, visit


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