January 23, 2020
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Kent Coffee Open In New Spot

Kent Coffee - new exterior

KENT, CT – After getting evicted from its longtime home at 8 N. Main St., Kent Coffee & Chocolate Co. has moved up the street to a new and larger location in the former Bank of America building at 45 N. Main St.

Java-seeking motorcyclists, who have made the shop a popular place to refresh, have already taken to the new digs. Judging by weekend traffic, Kent Coffee & Chocolate will continue to be favored by riders.

Kent Coffee - new interior

The shop, which dates back to July 4, 1991, was told on June 1 that it had to vacate its former spot by the end of the month. The eviction was delayed but plans went forward to move with a GoFundMe campaign aimed at raising $24,000. As of today, $1,420 has been pledged.

Nonetheless, Kent Coffee & Chocolate opened in its new quarters two weeks ago.

– By Bud Wilkinson

Kent Coffee - new exterior - right

About Bud Wilkinson

An award-winning print and broadcast journalist, Bud Wilkinson writes the "RIDE-CT" motorcycle column and the "My Ride" vintage car feature for the "Republican-American" newspaper in Waterbury, CT. He studied journalism at Ohio Wesleyan University where he received a B.A. degree. He currently rides a 1987 BMW R 80 RT and a 2014 Triumph Bonneville.