INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Coffee and Art Deco architecture lovers have the opportunity to enjoy both to enhance 38th Street.
Monday through Saturday, the passage through the former Maple Road branch of Indiana National Bank will be a pop-up coffee shop. Blue Mind Roasting offers coffee, cold brew, pastries and bags of coffee beans from 7 am to 11 am in the former bank now National, 215 E. 38th St. Customers can also order.
The Blue Mind Roasting Pop-up is the first of several similar events slated for spring and summer hosted by Friends of 38th Street, a group dedicated to the maintenance, preservation and restoration of 38th Street as the “Boulevard For The group that says they are working to create a not-for-profit organization so far includes Marian University, Butler University, Newfields, the Crown Hill Heritage Foundation, and the Indiana State Fairgrounds.
“38th Street has long been a symbol of racial segregation in Indianapolis. We are organizing and uniting neighbors to realize the idea of turning this corridor into a central connecting road instead, ”said Bill Oesterle, founding member of Friends of 38th Street.
Proceeds from pop-up events will go to the vendors, and attendees will have the opportunity to donate to the group’s efforts. Suppliers for additional popup events have not yet been announced.
While Blue Mind Roasting coffee is brewed and sold in restaurants and grocery stores in central Indiana, the event will be the monastery’s first ever pop-up.
“We rarely have the opportunity to see our customers face to face. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience and we hope to see a large turnout. It would be really cool if our pop-up could help provide long-term support to local street businesses, ”said Sarah Hassler, owner of Blue Mind Coffee Roasting.
National was built in 1947 in the Art Deco style and has been renovated since 2017. For several years now, it has been the home of Cars & Gravy, where locals can show off their cars and order breakfast at restaurants and groceries in Indianapolis. This event takes place every third Saturday of the month from June to October.