In late June, Fort Smith Coffee Co. opened its second location in downtown Fort Smith at The Bakery District. The new location at 70 S. Seventh St. has indoor and outdoor seating and is located next to the second location of Bookish: An Indie Shop for Folks Who Read.
Fort Smith Coffee Co., owned by Gabe and Kaity Gould, ‘09. is known for roasting its own coffee beans and concocting its own treats. It opened at 1101 Rogers Ave. in May 2017. The original location has hosted many community events and seeks to create and support a vibrant community. When the COVID-19 pandemic reached Arkansas, the Goulds created a drive-thru window to serve customers curbside and to-go. It remains open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. serving up your favorite beverages and baked goods made from scratch.
The new location at The Bakery District provides plenty of room for social distancing and reflection – or reading – or for gathering with a friend or two or more. It is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. It offers dine-in service as well as patio seating and to-go.