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Coffee shop opens at Dixon Drug

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Barbara Davison places an order from the menu on the wall with Kellee Dixon on the opening day of the new coffee shop.

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Barbara Davison places an order from the menu on the wall with Kellee Dixon on the opening day of the new coffee shop.

“Redeeming Grounds,” a specialty coffee shop, is now open in the back area of Dixon Drug store in Tribune. The dream of drugstore employee Jessica Young, “Redeeming Grounds” was doing good business on its first day of operation. “I’ve wanted to open a coffee shop ever since I moved to Tribune twelve years ago,” said Young. Chris and Kellee Dixon agreed to use the former lunch room space in the back of their store, and Jessica and others began designing. They have an area containing small tables as well as a tall counter with stools, where people can plug in their computers. The shop offers regular coffee, espresso and coffee specialties – such as latte, cappuccino, mocha and frappuccino. There are various flavor options and combinations available for all these. Redeeming Grounds also serves three flavors of iced tea, nine flavors of hot tea, and offers six flavor choices for smoothies. In addition, there are prepackaged sandwiches, sweet rolls, bagels, and muffins, as well as juices and a soda machine for the younger customers. “We also sell ground and whole bean packaged Boyer’s coffee,” said Young. “It comes from Denver and we were able to take a tour of their facilities and just like their product.” In coming up with the name, “Redeeming Grounds,” Young said she wanted something that denotes coffee, so “Grounds” worked there. And “Redeeming” indicates that things change and can be made new, an idea she likes. “One thing I liked about creating the coffee shop was how much local talent we used,“ said Young. “Gabriel McGregor, the brother of my Sharon Springs church pastor, did all the remodeling and carpentry work. It took three and one-half months. Keli Myers did our sign for us and Ashley Grubb made our shirts, which we have for sale. We have so much local talent here.” Hours are 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily Monday through Friday and 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays. In the early mornings, from 7:00 to 8:30 a.m., coffee shop customers enter through the back door at the rear of the drug store. After 8:30 a.m., that door is locked and patrons can come through the front doors. Cash, credit cards and checks are accepted for payment, no charging. Redeeming Grounds is planning an official Grand Opening during the Greeley County Fair, with specials, drawings, and give-aways.
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