Grandmont Rosedale’s neighborhood cafe Always Brewing Detroit is ready to resume dispensing caffeine. Former owner Amanda Brewington confirmed to Eater last Friday that she’s sold the business, which shuttered at the beginning of the month. New proprietor Cody Williams plans to reopen the coffee shop on November 14.
Prior to taking over Always Brewing, Williams was an employee at Starbucks. He tells Eater he learned about the cafe’s closure through a friend who worked at Brewington’s shop and fell in love with the space and the community.
Williams says that going forward he plans to operate the cafe in much the same way as Brewington, with the exception of a few tweaks to the layout. “I worked at Starbucks so I’m used to more of a sectioned out layout,” with work spaces separated from communal spaces. He adds, “I’m going to redo the chalkboards — there’s going to be some visual changes.” Most of the products that people have come to expect from the shop are staying the same, he says. Always Brewing is already scheduled to host an upcoming wine event with Brut Detroit and is in talks to participate in Small Business Saturday.
Brewington launch the cafe three years ago but announced she would be closing the shop in September. In her statement to customers regarding the closure, she admitted that while the community is growing, it wasn’t “happening at a fast enough pace for me to continue as sole proprietor.”
Always Brewing Detroit will open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.