After a successful three years that saw The Ville Caffeine Bar become a fixture for coffee connoisseurs in the downtown core, Java Blend Coffee has acquired the rights to the establishment.
The Ville was founded by Jenna Oosterholt in 2019 and focused on a diverse coffee offering and delicious baked goods. “Jenna did a fantastic job building a loyal following and community at The Ville. As the shop’s coffee product supplier, it felt like a natural fit when the opportunity presented itself,” said Adam Bose, co-owner of Java Blend.
“Aside from the café changing to a Java Blend location, we’ve already done quite a significant overhaul to the menu with plans for new additions you’ll see soon, the bagel bar we’ve launched has proved popular. The location really caught our eye – it’s right in the downtown core that’s grown significantly with more residents to the area and high tourist numbers as people look to travel again.” said Adam.
Java Blend was originally founded by Theodore Sideris in 1938 and has been a mainstay in Halifax’s North End. Growing now to incorporate both retail locations and wholesale, Java Blend is one of the pre-eminent wholesale suppliers of coffee beans in the area. Current owners Adam Bose, Joe Dunford, Ibrar Ul Haq and Alex Lee acquired the much-beloved business in 2019.
“When both parties are excited about the succession and change of hand, it’s a win win,” said Colin Beiswanger, Commercial Leasing Manager with Southwest Properties, developer and manager of MAPLE. “We wish previous owner Jenna all the best with her present and future business endeavors and look forward to building a long-term relationship with a well-known business in the industry in Java Blend.”
Java Blend will assume operation of the coffee shop at MAPLE, complimented by other fantastic food options Arthur’s Urban Market grocery concept and The Mercantile Social restaurant.