CORALVILLE, IA, July 3, 2013 – Another new business has been announced for the Iowa River Landing in Coralville just as a major anchor plans its opening. Waterstreet Coffee Bar will open this fall in the retail space next to the future home of Scratch Cupcakery, adjacent to the Homewood Suites.
Waterstreet Coffee Bar will serve coffee, wine, local small plate menu items, and savory pastry items in an intimate setting. After years of corporate life, Waterstreet owner Jennifer Henningsen wanted to pursue something that had become her passion as a result of her frequent business travel — good coffee. She wanted to bring the high quality coffee experiences from her travels back to the Coralville/Iowa City area.
Sustainable, fair-trade practices will be central to both the roasted coffee as well as the space itself. “We are sourcing green materials for the bar, floor, ceiling and walls and will add touches of new and old throughout,” said Henningsen. “Ultimately, I want to create an open and inviting space that looks like it has been around for many years but, of course, is brand new.”