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Kingdom Coffee is planning to open a coffee shop inside the former Boyd Elementary School.
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Kingdom Coffee is planning to open a coffee shop inside the former Boyd Elementary School.

Kingdom Coffee adding shop at former Boyd Elementary building

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A third Kingdom Coffee shop is in the works.

Co-owner Chris McGuire said a fall or early winter opening is targeted for the store at the former Boyd Elementary School. The 1409 N. Washington Ave. building is being redeveloped into a commercial project with apartments by Boyd School Redevelopment Corp., according to past reporting.

"Something that we have always tried to do is create spaces that are conducive for community, places for people to gather," McGuire said. "We think that growing our business into this new space will allow us to do this over in the Midtown neighborhood."

McGuire said the Kingdom Coffee shop would be located in the former library of the Boyd building. Declining to disclose costs, he said the owners of the coffee company recently signed a lease for over 2,000 square feet. The building is owned by Boyd Lofts LLC, which is registered by developer Matt Blevins, according to records with the Greene County assessor and Missouri secretary of state offices.

A larger kitchen at the new location would allow for expanded food options, said McGuire, who owns Kingdom Coffee with Isaac Neale, Jason Strother and Nathan Boaldin.

Breakfast/brunch, lunch and dinner options are planned, McGuire said, as well as more dessert items. The company's best-selling items currently include lattes, iced lattes and breakfast burritos, he said.

Kingdom Coffee also operates at 211 S. Market Ave. in the Union Biscuit lofts building downtown, as well as at 2896 S. Lone Pine Ave. near Lone Pine  and Battlefield Road.

The company started in 2009 as The Hub Bikes & Beans before its 2014 name change to Kingdom Coffee, according to past reporting.


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