Grand Opening Set For The Mad Priest, Coffee And Cocktails Bar

Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Mad Priest, a new Coffee and Cocktail bar on Cherry Street, announces “The Great Triduum” grand opening at the end of October. 

The Mad Priest is finishing the final stages of build out of their beautiful “18th century European woodwork meets Ottoman Empire tile work” space, according to co-owner Matt Sears. After a successful Kickstarter campaign in June that raised over $40,000, things have been progressed quickly and they have a soft opening planned for the end of October. And their “Great Triduum” Grand Opening is set for Oct. 31 through Nov. 2, coinciding with All Hallows’ Eve/Halloween, All Saints Day, and All Souls’ Day.

Given The Mad Priest branding, they decided to plan their grand opening to coincide with these celebrations, and open their coffee and cocktail bar to the public with a bang. The full food and drink menu of this full-service bar will be available each night, along with live music and some special deals. More info can be found at the Facebook event page.

Owned by Michael Rice (of Mad Priest Coffee Roasters) and Matt Sears (of Haskel Sears Design), The Mad Priest is a craft coffee and cocktail bar that first and foremost focuses on providing the best product, whether that’s an espresso drink, cocktail, or food. They will be open from 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Friday 7 a.m.-midnight, and Saturday 8 a.m.-midnight, and offer breakfast and lunch options and small plates at night, in addition to coffee and cocktails. Full service begins each day at 5 p.m. They will be able to seat 50 inside and 20 outside on the back patio (which is attached to the new Seventh Street Alley development project, “Passageways 2.0”, in progress now). 

But they want to also “intentionally create space for the timeless rituals of communion, revelry, and friendship,” as Michael Rice said, celebrate the diverse cultures present in the city and bring folks from various backgrounds together. As their mission statement says “good drinks open our minds to new possibilities, spark creativity, and bridge people and cultures.” 



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