Cambridge Square Announces New Coffee Shop

Monday, November 18, 2013
Barrier Properties, LLC, the developer of the mixed-use community Cambridge Square in Ooltewah, has announced that local entrepreneur Adam Rogers will open a 2500 square-foot coffee shop on the development’s public square. A lease was executed on November 12. The coffee concept will be called Wired. The shop’s opening is slated for early 2014.

“From day one, the most frequent tenant request we have received from the community has been for a locally owned coffee shop,” said Jim Cheney, marketing director with Cambridge Square. “And now that we have Wired in place, we could not be more excited about what this means for the development and the community as a whole. We congratulate Adam on his vision and venture. And to our many supporters, we can now definitively say ‘yes, there will be coffee at Cambridge Square.’” 

Wired takes its concept direction from scouting trips to New York City coffee shops eateries, while adding a high level of Southern hospitality. Interior build-out elements include a fire place, and a community table and coffee bar. Each booth will have charging stations for computers and smart phones and the entire space will offer free internet connectivity. Wired will also offer plenty of outdoor patio seating. Wired’s menu will feature on-demand fresh roasted coffee provided by Batdorf & Bronson — an environmentally conscious, national roasting company which has been sourcing and roasting coffees from around the globe since 1986. It began its Atlanta operation in 1994. 

In addition to coffee, Wired will offer specialty espresso-based beverages as well as one-of-a-kind pastries, flown in weekly, by New York City pastry chef Morgan Larsson. Larsson has been providing  European-style pastries for some of New York’s top restaurants and hotels since the early nineties. His current clients include MoKa Bakery, Pierre Hotel, Essex House, St. Regis Hotel, the Russian Tea Room, Windows on the World, and Aquavit. 

 Recent Cambridge Square announcements include the addition of local BBQ connoisseurs Choo Choo Barbecue, and the commencement of construction of an 8,000 square foot single-story building. Three-thousand square feet of the new building will be home to Tedford Family Dentistry. Cambridge Square is located at the intersection of Ooltewah-Georgetown Road and Lee Highway, less than half-a-mile from I-75. 



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