It's been a long time coming...well, at least if feels that way.
We can finally announce that we are open for business at our new facility. The owners and staff are very excited to be in the new place and can't wait to see what this new venture brings.
The Verena Street Coffee company started back in December 2010 in a little brick building on Hwy 52 in Dubuque. They quickly outgrew that and had to build an addition to the back in June 2014. Since then, they have been operating out of that 7,500 square foot facility while continuing to grow at a rapid rate.
"We had room to add on one more time here, but that would've been a BandAid. It would have lasted us maybe a year. We were struggling to keep up with demand from existing customers and could only go after so much new business with the facilities we had. With the new facility, it forced us to say, 'OK, let's go for it" - Eric Gantz, co-owner
The new location, at 720 Verena Ct. in Dubuque, is a 34,000 square foot facility that has the potential to expand to 120,000 square feet if needed.
"The new facility will allow the business to move to the next level and meet growing demand from customers. We want to eventually be a national player in the coffee business." - Michael Gantz, co-owner
Our new roasting facility is one of the most up-to-date, state-of-the-art coffee facilities here in the Midwest. It sits atop a hill off Hwy 20 with a beautiful view of the countryside. The new lobby has floor-to-ceiling windows looking into the production area so visitors can take a peek at our roasting process. Also found in the lobby is a seating area, coffee sampling station, and coffee and merchandise to purchase.
The official Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening ceremony was November 10, 2016. The much anticipated event welcomed over 150 friends, family, customers, and business associates. Guests were able to tour the facility as well as partake of food and beverages. The lobby bustled with those that signed up for our prize basket, coffee tastings as well as taking advantage of our special ribbon cutting specials on merchandise.
We are excited to enter this next stage of our growth, which will allow us to bring our freshly craft roasted coffee to even more loyal fans. The past 6 years have been challenging but fun every step of the way, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for our brand, company, and employees in the next 6 years as we take the business to a whole new level. We give sincere thanks to our close-knit group of loyal employees who have stuck with us from the early years, to all our distributors and retailers who have given us a chance to show their customers what we have to offer, and to our passionate customers for supporting an independent family-owned business by going out on a limb to try something different. - Eric Gantz, co-owner
With so much more room...the sky is the limit.