A local brother and sister team have launched a Kickstarter campaign to help them open a coffee shop in a vacant Beverly train station. Two Mile Coffee Bar will be a tiny, grab-and-go establishment serving Intelligentsia coffee in an unused kiosk at the historic 95th Street Metra station.
Nathaniel Hollister, an architect and co-owner of Two Mile, hated seeing the train station close its ticket office in 2016. “For years, I’ve noticed a real need for something like this on 95th,” he said. “By opening within the unused kiosk at the historic station, Two Mile will activate and celebrate the beautiful but underused building and fill it with human connection. For me, this is about more than coffee – it’s about investing in the neighborhood and giving back to the community we call home.”
Hollister teamed up with his sister Gretta Dertinger, a veteran of the high-end coffee industry, to develop Two Mile. She said the shop plans to offer all the classic beverages that coffee enthusiasts love, and will be committed to crafting those classics carefully and consistently.
Through the Kickstarter, you can pre-order drinks or purchase other rewards to help bring Two Mile Coffee Bar to the neighborhood!
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