‘Allegro Coffee’ Launching Outpost in Former Whole Foods Bowery Beer Store

Posted on: June 19th, 2017 at 5:13 am by

A different type of brew will soon be served at the Whole Foods Bowery.

Indeed, that corner coffee shop we told you about – the one replacing the beer store – is set to become another location of Allegro Coffee. Some of the window paper was removed from the glass last week to reveal the roasting room and what’s to become the “coffee bar.”

A company spokesperson tells us that, if all goes to plan, Allegro will debut in mid-July.

Losing the beer room in favor of coffee is part of an overarching effort to revamp the struggling Whole Foods, now in the hands of Amazon after its $13.7 billion purchase last week. This ten-year-old outpost, in particular, is certainly going through all sorts of changes of late. You’ll recall that their new, highfalutin bakery debuted at the entrance a couple weeks ago; other changes include a remodeled prepared foods section.

Allegro Coffee is actually a subsidiary of Whole Foods (now Amazon). Below is more about their business:

Allegro Coffee was founded in Boulder, Colorado in 1977, with the simple goal to bring you the best coffees in the world. In the decades since, we have merged with Whole Foods Market, moved our offices to a larger facility in the outskirts of nearby Denver, and expanded our product line to include fine tea, wellness tea, and drinking chocolate—all with an emphasis on organic and sustainably grown ingredients. Through all this growth and change, our initial goal has remained the same: from coffee beans to tea leaves, herbs, botanicals, and chocolate—we passionately and continually source the best ingredients the world has to offer.

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