Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, residents of Sidney Bill and Terri Heath have let their next professional move creep in. After months of research and renovation, the duo launched Roasted Coffee House at 36 Main Street earlier this month.
“We own the building, and Pennysaver had moved, and we made a list of things to maybe put in it,” said Bill Heath. “Actually a few people looked at it, but they were all service groups, not retail, and we wanted to be retail, so we decided on a coffeeshop.
“It was about a year and a half ago,” he continued. “We did a lot of research and started the renovation in March of last year, just as COVID hit, and we also put a suite upstairs to be an Airbnb.” Previously, Bill noted, he worked for 30 years at ACCO Brands and, in 2014, started a paint and wallpaper business.
Roasted, the Heaths said, will offer local coffees, teas and baked goods.
“We’re going to make specialty coffee – espressos, cappuccinos, lattes, that sort of thing; different types of coffee, and most of our coffees are fair trade and organic; we make 18 tea flavors, and everything is organic; all-natural smoothies; and we’ve got four different bakers we’re dealing with, so we’ll have bread and pastries, ”Bill said.
“And we’re going to make special hot or cold teas for the week,” Terri said. “A lot of them are low in caffeine and plant-based and really, really good. There’s cranberry and pear tea to die for – it’s so refreshing and just different from your basic iced tea. .
The cafe, Bill noted, will also hopefully fill a newly created niche in the Delaware County village.
“Suzy’s (Bakeshop Cafe) is closing (this month)… and Trackside (Diner) is for sale,” Bill said, “so we’re the only cafe on Main Street and you can’t buy specialty drinks in Sidney. . “
The Heaths said that while they expect to see a diverse clientele, members of the Sidney community are particularly eager for Roasted to arrive.
“It’s been very, very positive and people are excited,” Terri said. “I think we’re going to hit the locals and the people who come to town. I think Sidney is changing and becoming more productive: there are more stores, and the community cultural center will take people as far as the arts community goes and there are a lot of foreigners who have bought property. locally recently.
“I’ve had several of these people really excited about this,” she continued. “So I think we’re going to hit pretty much anyone who likes coffee or tea.”
The Heaths noted that their participation in Sidney’s Main Street Market Square series, held in the lot adjacent to their Main Street building, will further highlight the cafe.
“We’ll have cafes there for tastings,” Bill said, “and it’s every Saturday until October.”
“There are vendors, artisans, cookies and products,” Terri added, “and it’s 9:00 am to 1:00 pm every Saturday.”
Profits from the Saturday, July 24 market, noted the Heaths, will benefit the Delaware Valley Humane Society, for which Terri is chairman of the board and Bill is secretary.
And, said the Heaths, they have plans for the growth brewing,
“We just see how it goes,” Bill said. “I would love to add a pavilion or gazebo and have seating there, so people can sit outside and enjoy their baked goods with coffee or tea, and add bistro-type tables to the area. ‘front of Main Street. ”
“With the success of the Airbnb suite we just opened, we’re going to set up another one (upstairs rental space),” Terri said, “and our guests can have a great cup of coffee.”
The roasted coffee is open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 8 a.m. at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
For more information, find “Roasted Coffee House” on Facebook.