The Bean Scene Too Coffee shop at the corner of West Broadway and Emerson is slated
to get a makeover this winter. Kindred Kitchen’s Food Service Division has taken
over management of the Bean Scene. Kindred Kitchen is a creation of Catalyst Community Partners. Catalyst is probably the main player in the revitalization of West Broadway. They have rehabbed the Five Points building at Broadway and Penn and the 1200 Building at Fremont and Broadway in the last year. Kindred Kitchen, located in the 1200 Building, is Catalyst’s venture to bring good food to Broadway.
Kindred Kitchen has a full-service commercial kitchen for use by startup food services and other food entrepreneurs, and sometime this spring will add a sitdown restaurant. Bringing good food and management services to the Bean Scene is Catalyst’s newest undertaking.
Sue Wollan Fan from Catalyst was there on Saturday to give Old Highland residents the details. They’re aiming for better food, better ambiance and better service. The better ambiance will be handled with a remodel of the interior that will close the Bean Scene for a week or two in late January/February time frame.
Good food will be in the hands of Chef Chris, the executive chef at Kindred Kitchens. Chef Chris is now planning the new menus and even now is putting some of his creations in the Bean Scene. He was there Saturday to cook and give out some samples.
Catalyst will be handling staff training, and this coffee shop will probably get a new name too. Check back here for details as they become available.