More caffeine is coming to Rochester's South Broadway.
Dennis and Lynn Wong have found a new place to open a third Rochester Dunn Bros. Coffee shop. The Wongs are leasing a 1,500-square-foot space in the 2550 South Broadway building in the Broadway Commons commercial area. That's the former home of Papa John's pizza, which closed at the start of June.
Dennis Wong said the goal is to open the new coffee shop in October. It will have four full-time and eight part-time employees. The location will replace the downtown skyway Dunn Bros. shop, which closed earlier this month.
This shop will feature on-site coffee roasting, expresso beverages and a food menu, including fresh baked pastries, all-day breakfast sandwiches and box lunches with sandwiches and wraps. The Wongs also have Rochester Dunn Bros. shops at 120 Elton Hills Dr. NW and 1340 Salem Road SW.
Why this spot for a third location?
"It has good visibility, easy access off and on Broadway for dine-in or the new drive-thru window. It is convenient for south and southeast Rochester," he said.
Mike Haley, of Braasch Commercial Real Estate, handled the real estate deal.
This marks the return of coffee to the 14-year-old building. Soon after the building was completed, Doc's Coffee Co. opened on the end opposite Dunn Bros.' new space. It was followed in 2013 by the Sanus Bosnian Cafe and Grill, which served very strong Bosnian coffee.