More than just coffee
A new coffee shop, Upright Coffee, has opened for business on the east side of Prineville as of Thursday, May 21.
Owner Jim Kinsey and business partner Nick Randle are not only starting a coffee shop, they have plans that have been put into motion for the space on Third Street next to Sunrise Pools. Kinsey indicated last week that they are leasing the property on the west side of the building that currently houses Sunrise Pools—which includes the empty portion of the building on the west side.
"This is kind of the first phase of our plan--the coffee shop," he said. "The coffee is something we have always liked. My daughter has been doing coffee for a long time, and this just kind of seemed like a good place to put this."
Upright Coffee will provide breakfast burritos, breakfast sandwiches and biscuits and gravy in the mornings. They will serve coffee, espresso, smoothies, lattes and spritzers. Their hours include an early opening at 5 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Sundays are still an early start, with 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Kinsey stated that they will soon have four food carts behind the coffee shop. The west side of the building where Sunrise Pools is located will be a tap house.
"This is kind of the first step to getting this going, and the food carts will go in next," he added.
In addition to the tap house, Kinsey plans a family-friendly area with a courtyard in front of the large doors in the building, with fire pits in front, a play area for kids in the back of the property and a wide variety of food.
"The advantage that we have, is we have almost two-and-a-half acres here, so it is going to be really event-driven," he explained. "We can do car show, bike shows, harvest festivals, a Christmas tree stand, and we will do a lot of live music. It will be event-driven and a place where families can come down and just a have a great time."
He added that the bike path will be located behind the property, and bicyclists can come in through a back entrance. There will be lots of parking and room for events, with an outdoor and indoor stage. Kinsey stated that they have an occupancy of 597.
"Most places in town are a lot less than that."
Kinsey grew up in Prineville and moved away for a time, but always wanted to come back to Prineville.
"We had the opportunity to get the building, so we are just going from here," he said.
The building is owned by Brad Forseth of Sunrise Pools--and he leased the west side of the building and lot to Kinsey and Randle.
"The thing I like about Prineville is the community," elaborated Kinsey. "People are really tight here. We want to be a business that doesn't just take from the community, we want to a business that gives back. We are going to be doing some different events down here to raise money for local charities and get tied in with the community and give back. We are pretty excited about it."
Upright Coffee Company
Owner: Jim Kinsey
Business Partner: Nick Randle
Manager: Jaydra Kinsey
Barista: Demi Russell
Address: 1500 NE Third St., Prineville OR 97754
Phone contact: 541-390-0462
Monday through Friday: 5 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Saturday: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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