Thanks to contributor Steven Smalley for this story.
Uptown Espresso c0-owners Peter Noble and Dow Lucurell are both Magnolia residents who say the love the neighborhood. This will be the ninth Uptown Espresso location in the Puget Sound area.
Uptown Espresso has been in business for over 30 years and its one of the original coffee shops in Seattle. They say people will find a great product, great people and a well known brand and they stress that they are not a corporate chain.
Noble says it’s safe to assume the decor will be similar to their other stores with a comfortable, lived in, slightly funky look. They try to reflect the area where they operate in each location.
Noble says they will do everything they can to make Tully’s loyal customers regulars at Uptown. He has heard that the customers love the fireplace in the current space and says that the design is still up in the air as they put together their plans.
Uptown Espresso will offer pastries, breads, scones and pies and they are considering adding sandwiches. They bake at one location that provides items to all their stores. The coffee beans are a proprietary roast from Fonte who also roasts for the Four Seasons Hotel. Uptown Espresso is known for the way they steam milk and finish their drinks with their Velvet Foam.