This could be common knowledge or a totally unsubstantiated rumor, but I thought I’d throw it out there either way. I just heard that the owner of Bean Traders on Ninth St. is going to open a kiosk in the outdoor stand outside of Alivia’s (beware that link, it contains annoying noises and seems outdated) at Main St and Gregson St. Word is, the plan for now is to be open 6:30am til 11am (Alivia’s opens at 11am) and serve coffee to go. Not sure when this is set to happen (if it happens). When it gets warmer, I could definitely see myself enjoying a coffee in the morning on Alivia’s sweet patio.
On the other hand, Alivia’s has been looking pretty dead lately. If this rumor’s true, maybe it’s a sign the restaurant is not really in dire straits? We’ll see.