For Immediate Release Contact: Randy Adamy
Date: June 15, 2009 205-945-8970
O'Henry's Coffees has signed a lease to open a new location on the corner of the new Colonial Brookwood Center adjacent to Brookwood Village. Colonial Brookwood Center is the corporate office of Colonial Properties Trust. Other tenants include El Paso and Johnston Barton Proctor & Rose LLP. O'Henry's will join Jos. A. Bank also on the street level.
The operation will feature specialty coffees, espresso drinks, frozen drinks, fresh baked goods and desserts daily. In addition, this location will offer a unique lunch menu of soups, salads and sandwiches similar to the O'Henry's in the Regions/Harbert building downtown. A large, outdoor patio will be part of the plans.
Birmingham's largest selection of fresh-roasted coffee beans will come from a wall of custom brass coffee bins. O'Henry's has been roasting premium coffees in Homewood since 1993. The first O'Henry's opened on 18th Street South in Homewood where founder Dr. Henry Bright roasted beans right in the store. The Adamys purchased O'Henry's in 1999.
The local firm of Hendon & Huckestein is being used for architectural design. Maxus Construction will be the general contractor.
"We are a small, local company", says Randy Adamy. Adamy and his wife Mary own O'Henry's Coffees and live in Hoover. "Being part of the surrounding community is key to our success", he continues. "It's more fun to run a business when you know most of your patrons by name. This gives us a chance to reach a new group of people."
Some of the décor and architectural components of the coffeehouse will be "reclaimed". Southern Accents in Cullman is assisting the Adamys in this area.
O'Henry's is a recipient of the TOPS Award from the Specialty Coffee Association of America. This award recognized O'Henry's as one of the best coffeehouses in the country.