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New UK Campus Location September 13 2014

We're excited to announce the opening of our new location on the University of Kentucky campus. This new coffee shop and cafe is located inside the new Champions Court dorms. The location will offer our vast menu of coffee and food items.

Check out our NEW COMMERCIAL March 07 2014

Commercial Link: http://youtu.be/HJ9YtEhCVT4

A BIG thanks to Fox56


Great Kentucky.com Article About Us February 17 2014

The Zandale Center, across Nicholasville Road from Ramsey's, hosts the new Zandale extension of the popular downtown Common Grounds coffee house. And it appears poised to reinvent itself as a specialty destination shopping center and a walkable destination for the densely populated neighborhoods surrounding it.

Lori McCreary, the owner of Common Grounds, said she likes the way Zandale's tenant mix is going.

"I'm originally from Seattle, and in Seattle we had these pockets everywhere," she said of destination shopping areas that emphasize walkability. "You had this abundance of things you can walk to, when you want to go somewhere and get outdoors. ... It's nice to take care of the area you have and revitalize it. Coffee shops are one of those aspects. It gets you out and meeting your neighbors."


Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2014/02/17/3093030/zandale-shopping-area-evolving.html#storylink=cpy

Article by Cheryl Truman February 03 2014

Common Grounds' new coffee house in the Zandale neighborhood opened three weeks ago — but not for long.

Frozen pipes quickly shut down the store, which features coffee and limited food offerings, including breakfast sandwiches, and has a drive-through.

The store, at 2200 Nicholasville Road, will reopen Thursday. It's the second store under the Common Grounds name.

Owner Lori McCreary said she had been looking for two years for a place that could support a drive-through. It was difficult to find a spot in the Richmond Road/Hamburg corridor, she said, but the Zandale area on Nicholasville Road yielded the right location.

"The food will be something we will build up to" at the Zandale store, and customer input will be sought, she said. "We're seeing what the crowd wants before we put it in there."

The original Common Grounds, at 343 East High Street, opened in 1992 near the beginning of the 1990s coffee-house culture — and 10 years before Starbucks came to Lexington. It offers a breakfast and lunch menu and is known for its open-mike nights every Monday.


Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2014/01/27/3055105/common-grounds-coffee-to-reopen.html#storylink=cp

Article in Business Lexington January 27 2014

The oldest operating coffee shop in Lexington, Common Grounds, is expanding as owners Lori and BJ McCreary have undertaken the shop's latest growth initiative with the conversion of the I Can't Believe It's Yogurt location in Zandale shopping center on Nicholasville road.
The oldest operating coffee shop in Lexington, Common Grounds, is expanding as owners Lori and BJ McCreary have undertaken the shop’s latest growth initiative with the conversion of the I Can’t Believe It’s Yogurt location in the Zandale shopping center on Nicholasville Road. - See more at: http://bizlex.com/2014/01/common-grounds-opens-new-location-as-part-of-broad-growth-plan/#sthash.QKyNFv63.dpuf
The oldest operating coffee shop in Lexington, Common Grounds, is expanding as owners Lori and BJ McCreary have undertaken the shop’s latest growth initiative with the conversion of the I Can’t Believe It’s Yogurt location in the Zandale shopping center on Nicholasville Road. - See more at: http://bizlex.com/2014/01/common-grounds-opens-new-location-as-part-of-broad-growth-plan/#sthash.QKyNFv63.dpuf
The oldest operating coffee shop in Lexington, Common Grounds, is expanding as owners Lori and BJ McCreary have undertaken the shop’s latest growth initiative with the conversion of the I Can’t Believe It’s Yogurt location in the Zandale shopping center on Nicholasville Road. - See more at: http://bizlex.com/2014/01/common-grounds-opens-new-location-as-part-of-broad-growth-plan/#sthash.QKyNFv63.dpuf
The oldest operating coffee shop in Lexington, Common Grounds, is expanding as owners Lori and BJ McCreary have undertaken the shop’s latest growth initiative with the conversion of the I Can’t Believe It’s Yogurt location in the Zandale shopping center on Nicholasville Road. - See more at: http://bizlex.com/2014/01/common-grounds-opens-new-location-as-part-of-broad-growth-plan/#sthash.QKyNFv63.dpuf
The oldest operating coffee shop in Lexington, Common Grounds, is expanding as owners Lori and BJ McCreary have undertaken the shop’s latest growth initiative with the conversion of the I Can’t Believe It’s Yogurt location in the Zandale shopping center on Nicholasville Road. - See more at: http://bizlex.com/2014/01/common-grounds-opens-new-location-as-part-of-broad-growth-plan/#sthash.QKyNFv63.dpuf

January Monthy Special January 27 2014

Monthly Feature

This month we're featuring our homemade Hot Brown Soup

This will be featured at the following stores:

  • Coffeehouse on East High Street
  • The Hub in Danville

More Parking Spots!!! December 16 2013

 

Our store on East High Street has tripled its parking!!!
That's right - we went from 4 spots to 16.
The new spots are in the lot directly behind Common Grounds. only the row of 12 on the left. For details click here