Greensboro has a relatively new coffee shop in the 200 block of North Elm Street, just down from Center City Park. It is called Urban Grinders. In the building that was formerly Bryson's jewelers, Urban Grinders bills itself as an art gallery inside of a coffee shop. They support local artists, feature arts events, and even have a time on Wednesday evening event that is an opportunity to create and caffeinate. Artists gather to create art and to inspire each other. Their coffee is from Krankie's in Winston-Salem and baked goods are from local bakers. They have been open since 2015 and the owners have invested quite a bit of time and money into making their coffee shop an inviting space. They are working hard to encourage people to stop at this "uptown" spot.
With this Friday, December 2nd, being First Friday and the Festival of Lights, we hope Urban Grinders is open and people will stop in as they are strolling along Elm Street from Center City Park to the events closer to Hamburger Square. If you like good coffee, good art and an environment that inspires, you will enjoy this coffee shop. Today is ABC Wednesday and for our A-Z Alphabet 2016 series, "U" is for "urban," specifically, Urban Grinders! Doesn't their window remind you that it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas? Wait until First Friday!