For about a month, CommonWealth Coffee & Bakery has been operating its third downtown location inside the Burns building, 401 E. Houston St.
As opposed to having a kitchen like its other two downtown locations, CommonWealth’s Burns location is a kiosk in the building’s lobby, next to the Traveler Barbershop, and serves coffee and pastries, and will soon introduce alcoholic beverages.
Hours of operation are fluid, but for now the kiosk is open 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Those hours are likely to be extended when the libations start flowing. CommonWealth co-owner Jose Ramon Campos expects patrons to be able to drink their drinks in the Burns’ lobby or on the Jefferson Street parklet that recently received furniture.
The Burns’ first floor is also slated to be the future headquarters of Devils River Whiskey, but it’s unclear when the move will happen. Along with offices, the plan is to open a second distillery (the first is in Dallas) and tasting room.
At its Weston Centre location, CommonWealth has already begun serving alcoholic beverages and has a happy hour from 5-7 p.m. Monday-Friday.
CommonWealth’s other downtown location is at Hemisfair. The local company has nine locations overall in the city.
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