West Asheville will soon get a taste of the java, snacks and styles of downtown’s Izzy’s Coffee Den. The owner, Amber Arthur, says she’ll open a second location, Izzy’s Coffee House, at 373 Haywood Road, in a old, restored house.
Arthur says customers can expect “the same thing you see at Izzy’s”: good coffee, cheap eats and local art gracing the walls. She plans on running a “comfortable, cozy coffee shop for West Asheville.” Catie Conroy, long a bartender at Limones restaurant, is a co-owner and will run the day-to-day operations, according to Arthur.
While the new shop will have much in common with the downtown location, it’ll have more elbow room: Izzy’s Coffee House will take up much of an old house restored by architect Robert Todd, and Arthur says she’s especially excited about the house’s sizable porch.
Arthur plans to open the new coffee shop around April 1; stay tuned to Xpress for details as they become available. For more information, call Izzy’s Coffee Den at 258-2004.
— Jon Elliston, managing editor