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Local coffee shops open, close

There’s so many changes in the coffee shop scene in Fresno and Clovis that I was tempted to headline this “As the Coffee Bean Turns.” We’ve got attractive new players in the market, and a surprise kill-off of one longtime coffee shop. Here’s a rundown on the recent coffee shop action.

  • On The Edge coffee house has opened in the heart of Old Town Clovis on Pollasky Avenue. The little coffee shop has an amazing patio out back with a mural on its huge brick wall. On The Edge is owned by the same family who used to run the New

    The patio at On The Edge coffee shop on Pollasky Avenue in Clovis.

    Found Gold shop a few doors down. Jaynae Glenn, 19, is the driving force behind the business. She’s also planning her wedding. Her Superwoman cape is invisible.

  • Another coffee shop, Kuppa Joy Coffee House, is getting ready to open in early November about a block away on Clovis Avenue near 5th Street. Clovis High grad and former Detroit Lions football player Zack Follett is behind this one. I’ll have more details when it’s closer to opening.

  • In downtown Fresno, the Kern Coffee House closed last month after its lease was up. More about that here.
  • A new coffee shop has opened just around the corner. Evolution Coffee Shop took over a Mexican restaurant at 915 Van Ness Ave. near Kern. It sells coffee and light breakfast and lunch. The coffee is an organic Malaysian brand that includes all kinds of energy-boosting botanicals.

There are nine partners in the business, but you may recognize multi-tasker Ofelia Hemme (that’s her at left), who also owns Dick’s Menswear and Ofelia’s Barber & Beauty Salon on Kern Street.

Responses to "Local coffee shops open, close"

Carlos says:

A friend just opened a coffee shop this past weekend right next to fashion fair. Would you mind updating your page and feature her as well?

Bethany Clough says:

Thanks Carlos. I’ll check it out.

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