July 5, 2012
Elixr Coffee Shop To Relocate Into An Expanded Space This Summer As New Construction Takes Over 15th And Walnut Streets
The row of retail on 15th and Walnut Streets is expected to be cleared out by September to make way for the 90,000-square-foot multi-level building that will supplement the selection of shopping destinations in Center City.
With that, one of Philadelphia’s favorite places at which to enjoy some of the city’s best caffeinated beverages, Elixr Coffee, will be shutting down service at its current location.
But not to worry. Elixr, which gets its magical beans from a secret location in Kansas and is the exclusive supplier for Sbraga restaurant, will take over a new bigger and better location just a block away on Sydenham Street, the alley between 15th and 16th Streets and just below Walnut.
The new spot pretty much sits just behind Chipotle on the corner of Walnut. Elixr assures us that they hope to make the move within a day so as not to be closed for business for longer than that.
Owner Evan Inatome, who pinpoints the date around July, has acquired the talents of Greensaw, the sustainable design-build company in Northern Liberties, to completely transform the interior using reclaimed, eco-conscious products to build a larger bar space for the staff, counter service and terrariums to add touches of greenery.
One thing the new and improved Elixr won’t be lacking is seating. With the renovations creating a stepped space that’s twice as large as what they currently have, the shop will host an ample amount of seating with additions of an intimate lounge displaying modern chandelier-like lighting as well as outdoor tables.
In addition, Elixr will upgrade their services with all new equipment, an expanded food menu and the likes of evening wine service (with the approval of a pending liquor license) to go along with your plate and cup of something foamy, dripped or iced.
207 S. 15th Street; soon to be 15th and Sydenham Streets