Previously at NAC: Earth Friends Cafe & Coffee Bar will have an outlet in NuLu.
What I like most about Stacie's greetings on the arrival of the New Year is the honesty and sincerity of her sentiments, without the usual corporate gobbeldygook. No Bob Evans press release, this.
We'll miss Earth Friends on Grant Line Road, and wish Stacie and the gang the very best in Louisville.
Earth Friends Cafe & Coffee Bar
Happy New Year! We would like to take this opportunity on the first day of a New Year to express extreme heartfelt gratitude to all of those who patronize Earth Friends Café. Despite our hard to find location, and along with the construction going on for most of our days on Grant Line, our business stayed alive – well enough to expand to a second location inside the New Albany Floyd County Public Library.
In the latter half of 2012 we started looking for a potential Louisville location with the intention to make it a third location. However, we soon discovered since we are not yet two years old, the support to get the financial backing for a third location was not possible. Yet, we had already found a location in Louisville we felt would be perfect for what we are doing, so we have made the very hard decision to move the Grant Line location to the NuLu district in Louisville.
The most heart wrenching part in all of this is the fact that we have an established clientele at Grant Line who – if it were not for them – we would not be where we are now. There is some comfort in the fact that we are not leaving New Albany all together – we still have the library location, which has become vaster with its menu and offerings. If you have not been, there is a full service espresso bar, Panini grill for hot sandwiches, daily soup offering, and the option for combos with sandwiches, soup and/or salad. Right now there are five tables, but we hope to propose an expansion in the near future to make more seating available. All of the EFC favorites are there including the Veggie Wrap, Mediterranean Tuna, Chicken Pesto Wrap; as well as many Vegan options.
Lastly, we ARE trying to sell the business in hopes that the location stays alive to serve consumers in the area. We get a lot of business from General Mills, IUS, and several surrounding businesses. The location could continue as an 11a-2p, Monday-Friday lunch spot for someone who wishes to have their own café – or own their own business. If you know of anyone looking to start their own café, or for more information on the sale, please contact me at the Grant Line location (812)725-9393. It will be for sale until Friday, January 18th.
Again, thanks for making Earth Friends a success. We are very excited to enter the Louisville market and focus on becoming even more pro-LOCAL and ORGANIC with our food and beverage choices. The new space is going to be amazing, including outdoor seating. (Not to mention our kitchen will be five times bigger!)
We will be in our space at Grant Line until the end of January.
With much LOVE, GRATITUDE, and RESPECT,