Izzy’s Coffee Den to open second café in former Waking Life Espresso location

From Izzy’s Coffee Den

Press release

Kristin and Ross Britton, owners of Izzy’s Coffee Den on North Lexington in downtown Asheville, are pleased to announce the coming of a sister coffee shop at 976 Haywood Road in West Asheville.

The owners of Izzy’s, an Asheville coffee institution for over a decade, have been looking to expand to West Asheville.

“We’re excited to be a part of the West Asheville community,” said Kristin, “we’ve been looking for a second location for a while. We can’t wait to make new friends and offer the west side a great new place to relax and enjoy.”

As of October 5th, Izzy’s has completed the purchase of equipment and assumed the current lease at 976 Haywood, the former location of Waking Life. The sister shop expects to be closed for six to eight weeks for renovations.

“We appreciate everyone’s understanding as we work on giving the space a warmer feel. We’re going to take our time, give it a fresh coat of paint…as Kristen said, we want this to be a place where everyone feels comfortable,” Ross said.

Expect more information about Izzy’s new location later this month.

About Izzy’s Coffee Den

Izzy’s Coffee Den is a locally-owned business located at 74 North Lexington Avenue in downtown Asheville. Izzy’s proudly exhibits the work of local artists and serves freshly-roasted coffee and homemade baked goods in a laid back atmosphere.

About Kat McReynolds
Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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One thought on “Izzy’s Coffee Den to open second café in former Waking Life Espresso location

  1. Jason

    I had a coffee at izzys new Haywood road location; I like how they opened up the space (took the wall down) between rooms, but unless they’re not finished…. They’re totally underutilizing tons of seating space; the seating areas are too crowded and need to add seating in the opened space… Also wondering if the upstairs is open to the public? Anyone??

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