Southside will soon have another coffee option.
The shop’s Bainbridge location sits on the border between two different socio-economic parts of the city — young professionals who developers envision will occupy the thousands of apartments and condos going up in Manchester and the poverty-stricken area south of Bainbridge Avenue.
“Richmond is changing for the good,” Brewer says. “But people in the inner city feel like so many things are being taken from them.” He wants instead to show that what might seem impossible (and almost was) can be done.
Brewer’s Cafe is located on the corner of 17th Street and Bainbridge and hopes to open in August and will offer coffee, sandwiches, salads, light fare, wine, and beer on tap.
Image: Brewer’s Cafe