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Roasterie Opening Cafe in H&R Block Headquarters

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The Roasterie is heralding the arrival later this summer of its new cafe inside the H&R Block headquarters Wednesday with a “Block Party” offering free food and coffee.

The event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the H&R Block lobby, will give people a taste of what to expect when The Roasterie opens what will be its ninth cafe in the metro.

The 1,500 square-foot cafe will serve air-roasted coffee and specialty drinks from Roasterie including teas, cold brew and nitro cold brew. It also will feature pastries and grab-and-go snacks, according to a press release.

“The Roasterie Cafe at H&R Block’s downtown headquarters is a prime location for not only H&R Block associates and clients, but also for people working in the area,” Danny O’Neill, founder of The Roasterie, said in a statement.

“To open this cafe venture with H&R Block during our 25th anniversary year is particularly meaningful.”

The new Roasterie Cafe opening later this summer in the H&R Block headquarters is being described as sleek and modern. (Image from Hufft Projects)

The new cafe will feature indoor seating for 22 and an outdoor patio that can accommodate 12 people The cafe will be operated by American Dining Creations, which handles management of the Chopping Block Restaurant at H&R Block as well.

Joel Barnes, director of H&R Block facilities, said the new Roasterie will add to the amenities around the company’s office tower at 1301 Main.

“When we first moved downtown 10 years ago, we were virtually the only ones here,” Barnes said in a statement. “Now, we’re surrounded and Power & Light has become a destination, both during the work week and in evenings and weekends.

“It’s thrilling to have the Roasterie add its services here for both our associates and others in the neighborhood.”

Hufft Projects is the designer of the new cafe’s interior. J.E. Dunn Construction is the contractor. O’Neill described the new interior as beautiful, sleek and modern.

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