Shotgun House Coffee Roasters is opening a new location next week at 1010 S. Flores St., its second less than a year after it opened the original location on the West Side in April of last year.
Owner and founder Eddie Laughlin decided to open the SoFlo location because the prospering area lacks good coffee, he said. The second Shotgun House is moving into The 1010 apartments in the SoFlo corridor of Southtown and will join other businesses there such as restaurant Bamboo and record shop Southtown Vinyl.
“There just wasn’t a good walkable coffee shop for the Judson Lofts, the South End Lofts, and Steel (House Lofts) and The 1010 apartments that are going to be right above us,” Shotgun House owner and founder Eddie Laughlin said. “There’s just a ton of urban core community right there.”
Laughlin anticipates the customer flow at the new location to be much more stop-and-go as opposed to the West Side location, 1333 Buena Vista St., which he described as more of a “destination” despite both spots being similar in size.
Shotgun House’s new location was previously a bakery, which has helped for a quick turnaround in terms of renovations and prep to move in, as opposed to the original location, which was converted from warehouse space.