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CityGrounds Coffee Bar Grand Opening Today In Lincoln Park

CityGrounds Coffee Bar Grand Opening Today In Lincoln Park

Need a switch from Starbucks? CityGrounds Coffee Bar opened this week at 507 W. Dickens (corner of Lincoln and Dickens). With an obvious niche of matching high end brewing technology (Lincoln Park’s first Kees Van Der Westen expresso machine) and locally roasted coffee (Metropolis), City Grounds coffee bar adds to the growing number local merchants/business owners trying their hand at capitalizing on the rage that Starbucks started in the 1990′s.

I found the space to be comfortable and inviting. The staff was upbeat, engaged and interested in creating a noteworthy experience. The Metropolis coffee lived up to the hype.

I’ve been looking for a centrally located breakfast joint or coffee shop that I can settle into during a break between showings and appointments. Their lounge is upstairs¬† and away from the counter which makes it a less distracting place to read or get some work done!

Their Grand Opening is today.