The independent coffee operator is bringing its specialty single-origin brews, teas, milkshakes, wraps and cakes to IM Properties’ (IMP) Blythe Valley Park.
The new coffee shop will seat up to 50 people, providing a space to enjoy food and drinks, as well as a destination for meetings or quiet working.
The construction of the new facility is underway and Java Lounge is expected to start operating in Q1 next year.
IMP’s development surveyor Rachael Clarke, said: “The second of Java Lounge’s venues is just down the road from our 55 Colmore Row scheme, and we'd been very impressed. When our colleagues visited, they agreed it would be ideal for Blythe, so we were very pleased to get the deal done.
“Bringing an independent coffee operator to the Park provides us with the flexibility to keep an open dialogue with Java Lounge and the Park’s occupiers to create the best amenity offer for the Park users and wider area.”
Java Lounge was established in Moseley 11 years ago by Akram Almulad who aimed to reflect his Yemeni heritage and to honour the homeland of his parents for being the first country to grow coffee beans for the purpose of consumption.
“I've always been ambitious, but was also determined not to try to grow the business too quickly. Each year I re-invested in our original Moseley store until I was happy with every aspect, and when the opportunity came along in Colmore Row, I felt it was the right time for us,” he said.
“The coffee house at Blythe will be something special, because we can design the space from scratch, we're not going into existing premises.
“I used to work on Blythe Valley and so understand the occupiers and the opportunity well. Now the contract is signed, I'll continue to work with IMP’s designers and Rachael to get everything just right for the launch."
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