They say 3 times a charm, and this is indeed the case for 853 E. Ohio Ave., the location which is now home to WASH PERK. I’ve seen 2 coffee shops come and go from this location, but will say in my humble, and coffee snobbish opinion, that WASH PERK is here to stay. Neighbors/ partners/ owners Teri Meehan and Debbi Main found the elusive magical formula that creates a beloved and lasting neighborhood coffee shop. Just ask the multitude of regulars that congregate at the community table or kick back in the cushy chairs or just grab their coffee to go from WASH PERK daily.
I’m fortunate enough to live 2 blocks from WASH PERK and since opening the doors on April 1, 2008 I’ve seen this welcomed neighborhood establishment come to life and flourish. With Teri and Debbi being the forward thinkers they are, the early success of WASH PERK and with the cooperation of On A Lark next door, there are already plans for an expansion of WASH PERK in the near future. This will make room for a larger coffee bar, more seating and a roomier space for folks meeting over a cup of coffee and scone to relax and enjoy. Check out their calender of events for some fun or educational event that may interest you or your kids.
With a prime location just 3 blocks west of Wash Park on Ohio Ave, corner of S. Emerson St., anybody taking a stroll over to the park from WWP or walking the dog through the neighborhood should stop by and grab a cup to go. And of course it’s close enough for park goers to walk to for a coffee break . They have a great selection of baked goods (rotated daily), burritos, Quiche, bagels and gluten-free products to accompany their wide variety of hot, iced or specialty drinks.
In this age of earth consciousness and awareness, WASH PERK makes every effort to minimize their footprint to our fragile planet. The partnering with local suppliers, listed below, is only the beginning of how WASH PERK takes their responsibility to our planets sustainability very seriously.
I hope you will, like me, walk through the door of WASH PERK, breathe in the welcoming aroma of rich coffee and fresh-baked goods, feel the sincere ambiance created by the friendly staff and surroundings, hear the laughter and conversation of friends old and new, grab a seat, take a sip and say… I’m home.
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