New Coffee Shop Opening in Coatesville Nods to City’s Industrial Roots

Nicole Catanese and David Long are bringing fine coffee to Coatesville--via Daily Local News, Pete Bannan.
--via Pete Bannan, Daily Local News.
–via Pete Bannan, Daily Local News.

Another attempt to energize Coatesville’s revitalization is the new cafe and gathering place coming to East Lincoln Highway. Fuel City Cafe will soon open its doors for residents to enjoy the presence of coffee and community, thanks to entrepreneurs Nicole Catanese and David Long.

“We felt as though this would be a great business for us to start and get some real good coffee in the community, rather than just some market coffee or convenient store coffee,” Long said in a Daily Local News report by Lucas Rodgers.

And Fuel City will really cater to the local Coatesville crowd — it’s getting its organic coffee from West Goshen’s Golden Valley Farms, it’s providing space and free Wi-Fi for meetups and after-hours events, and even its walls are a tribute to the neighborhood’s roots.

“The inspiration behind the name, Fuel City, was a nod to Coatesville’s industrial history as a steel town, as well as a play on words, since everybody needs their fuel to get through the day,” the article stated.

Long’s hope is that the cafe will help fuel other attempts to invest in downtown Coatesville as well.

The $40,000 venture is equipped to offer cappuccinos, espressos, lattes, iced tea, smoothies, iced coffee, frozen cappuccinos, pastries, soups, sandwiches and some seasonal offerings from 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 247 E. Lincoln Highway. There’s a free book exchange available all day, and after-hours entertainment is likely to begin with open mic nights and painting classes with artist Kelly Hewson.

Read more of the story behind Fuel City in the Daily Local News here.

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