Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Madison-based independent coffee cafe opening second location in space formerly occupied by Greenberry's, which closed in early 2012.
A Greenberry's-sized void in Morristown's coffee culture is expected to be filled sometime in March. Drip Coffee, which has been open in Madison since September 2008, is coming to town. Rupert Jones, owner and operator of the Main Street cafe, confirmed he and business partner Sandy Mathews have purchased the building formerly occupied by Greenberry's Coffee and Tea on the Green and are opening a second Drip Coffee location sometime in March. "We kept it under wraps for awhile," said Jones, who had previously lived in Morristown for 20 years and was eager to expand the Drip Coffee brand into the town. "I have a great deal of affection for the town." The sale for an undisclosed amount was finalized at the end of December. The location …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Long-empty, this piece of prime real estate could use some occupation.
It's quiet. Too quiet. Oh, we're sorry, we're just talking about the section of South Park Place once occupied by Greenberry's. While Anthony's Pizza & Pasta and The UPS Store are holding their own, the exit of that coffee shop left this section of the Green eerily quiet. But, Greenberry's was not the first gap in this business cluster. On the corner of South Park and South Street is a piece of primo real estate. Yet, for at least two years (since Morristown Patch came into being), it has been empty. And, quiet. Too quiet. So, in this week's "Occupy This Space," we're asking what you think could work here. Think about its footprint, its size and shape. Could a convenience store thrive? A restaurant? A clothing store? Give us your …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
There has been a void in our coffee-loving hearts since January.
It came as a major shock to most when, in January, the brass at Greenberry's Coffee & Tea announced they were closing–almost immediately. Since then, the former alternative to other coffee-centric businesses in town like Zebu Forno, SmartWorld and, of course, Starbucks, has lain fallow. Brown paper adorns the windows, as well as the final note to customers, written by owner Jason Czura: "After being in business for over four years, we have had the privilege to befriend our loyal customers and grow to become Morristown’s neighborhood coffee shop. We got to know your personal stories, your family, friends and even your pets. We have hosted live entertainment on weekends, rotated exhibits of local artists and supported over 200 local churches…
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Whether it was photographing its patrons, or drinking its coffee, we've been at this Morristown java spot.
It was pretty much from the very beginning. When Morristown Patch Editor John Dunphy came for his first job interview, one of the first things that struck him was, "Greenberry's? What's that?" Since then, it has become part of his, and Patch's, coffee landscape. Here is a small sampling of just how a part of Morristown Patch Greenberry's Coffee and Tea became.
Coffee shop has been on the Green since October 2007.
"Leasing complications" and a "weak economic climate" are being blamed for the sudden closure of Greenberry's Coffee and Tea, which will shut its doors for the last time at the end of business on Tuesday, Jan. 10. Employees of Greenberry's Coffee and Tea, which has been in business on the Green in Morristown since 2007, were informed late Monday night that the cafe would be closing almost immediately. Jason Czura, owner of the Morristown location–which is only one of two New Jersey locations for the Virginia-based franchise–issued a statement late Tuesday morning. "As of Jan. 10, 2012, Greenberry’s Coffee of Morristown will be closing its doors for the last time," Czura wrote in the statement. "After being in business for over four years, …
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Hungry folks were out for a bite at Anthony's, Greenberry's and the Morristown Diner.
Photographer Warren Westura checked in at three casual dining spots in Morristown this week. He met up with quite a few people who looked like they were enjoying the food and the company at Anthony's Pizza and Pasta, Greenberry's Coffee & Tea and the Morristown Diner.