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Thou Mayest coffee shop coming to the Crossroads next to Grinders

Updated: 2014-02-14T15:29:33Z

By JOYCE SMITH

The Kansas City Star

A year after opening their wholesale coffee roasting company, the owners of Thou Mayest Coffee Roasters are gearing up for their first coffee shop.

They have taken a space at 419 E. 18th St., next to Grinders in the East Crossroads. A spring opening is planned.

Thou Mayest’s menu will include coffee drinks and pastries. But it also will be a place where people can gather for “meaningful conversations.”

“When people say ‘let’s go get a cup of coffee’ that’s a conduit. What you want is a relationship,” said Bo Nelson, a partner in the business with Bill Holzhueter, Dave Mullikin and Brendon Hildreth. “We are local guys in a local startup wanting to promote and ‘cross-pollinate’ with other Kansas City businesses.”

That promotion will include a small retail area selling locally made products.

Thou Mayest also will have an event space upstairs and an outdoor deck in back overlooking outdoor live music venue CrossroadsKC.

To reach Joyce Smith, call 816-234-4692 or send email to jsmith@kcstar.com. Follow her Facebook and Twitter at JoyceKC

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