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Crossroads coffee shop will close but promises a new ‘flagship’ location

Beer Hour with Julián Zugazagoitia

Julián Zugazagoitia, the director and CEO of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, talks about consuming art and shares his personal story of multi-cultural heritage during this third episode of Beer Hour with reporter Katy Bergen at Thou Mayest in the
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Julián Zugazagoitia, the director and CEO of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, talks about consuming art and shares his personal story of multi-cultural heritage during this third episode of Beer Hour with reporter Katy Bergen at Thou Mayest in the

It was just over four years ago that Thou Mayest Coffee Roasters took over a two-story East Crossroads spot for its first coffee shop.

The owners gave it a personal touch with family antiques and memorabilia — from furniture to fishing gear, even salvaged molding from a grandparents’ home. The result was a cozy spot that felt like it had been there for decades.

But Thou Mayest won’t be in the spot for much longer.

While it has experienced “tremendous growth” in its wholesale coffee program, it will close the coffee shop at 419 E. 18th St. at 4 p.m. Dec. 24, and relocate to a flagship location “to call our forever home.”

Bo Nelson, partner in Thou Mayest, said he is working with a broker and still finalizing a location. He declined further comment.

On the coffee shop’s Facebook page, customers shared stories of what it has meant to them. For some it was a place to take a break from work, for others a place where they met someone and later fell in love.

“So much more than a coffee shop!” and “Dang — coolest coffee shop location in town. Hope you all can recreate the magic in your new location. Best of luck!”

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