Latte from Perc Roasters.
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Photo: Handout

Coffee shop, cafe Perc Coffee Roasters to open at Hosea + 2nd in East Lake

A coffee shop and cafe is slated to join the food and beverage roster at East Lake development 2nd + Hosea.

Perc Coffee Roasters will be the anchor coffee shop and eatery on the northeast corner of the intersection of Hosea Williams Drive and 2nd Avenue.

Established in Savannah in 2010, Perc has served the Atlanta market on a wholesale level for years, but this will be the business’ first retail location in the area.

“Perc is one of the very first coffee operators that we spoke with after designing Phase II with a coffee shop/café in mind,” said Nathan Bolster of ReDevStudio, a development partner in 2nd + Hosea, in a prepared statement. “For each space at Hosea + 2nd, we have spent time looking for the right fit, and we found that with Perc.” “They have a simple mission, to roast and share awesome coffee, which they do in a thoughtful way. Like our other tenants, we know that they will be a great fit for this community, and that is always at the forefront for us when talking to possible tenants.” 

Perc's first location opened in 2010 in Savannah.
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Mike Nelson and Clay Harper, owners of Fellini’s Pizza and La Fonda Latina as well as Greater Good BBQ, developed 2nd + Hosea with  Bolster and Jay Martin of ReDevStudio.

Perc was founded by Atlanta native Philip Brown, who, as an Athens-based musician in the early 2000s, worked as a barista between tours.

“I grew up in Atlanta, and it feels like home to me,” Brown said. “I’m so excited to be a part of Atlanta’s vibrant coffee scene. We’re especially thrilled to provide a comfortable space for the folks of East Lake and the surrounding neighborhoods to come share good times and awesome coffee.”

Brown partnered with Alan Fischer and Jared Hall, who will be active in the day-to-day operations of the East Lake location. Plans for food service include “focused, fresh, and tasty” dine-in, grab-and-go items and beer and wine service, according to Brown. 

Roasting coffee beans at Perc Coffee Roasters.
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Perc will join several other businesses at 2nd + Hosea, including the newly-opened Salaryman, Greater Good BBQ, Mix’D Up Burgers and Poor Hendrix, as well as Cameo Salon. Mary Hoopa’s House of Fried Chicken & Waffles closed in the development earlier this year, with Salaryman taking over the space.

The AJC has reached out to Bolster for a projected opening date for Perc. 

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