Since the 1700s in Europe, coffeehouses have been vital places for community members to gather and share stories, exchange ideas, listen, learn and of course, drink coffee. In downtown Grimsbytoday, the atmosphere at Station 1 Coffeehouse facilitates this same kind of connection – with fresh organic food, comfy chairs, a cozy vintage couch and a large harvest table at the back of the restaurant, there is no doubt that this is a place well suited to be one of Grimsby’s community hubs.
So began the work of Station 1 Coffeehouse, in the transformed old Grimsby fire hall.
Four and a half years later, it continues to make this vision a reality in Grimsby every day, also offering trivia nights, open mic nights and a gorgeous rental space upstairs.
Did you know that a percentage of their sales from hot beverages are donated to a different charity every month? Laurie and her family had always been inspired by the local charities in Grimsby and she wanted her business to contribute to the work happening here as well.
I’m grateful for this place in Grimsby, which is dedicated to making every Grimsby resident feel like a pivotal character in this town’s exciting story.