Coatesville‘s Fuel City Café Holds Grand Opening

David Long and Nicole Catanese are brewing up great things inside Coatesville's Fuel City Cafe--via Lucas Rogers, Daily Local News.

Last Tuesday morning, Fuel City Café in Coatesville held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the businesses’ grand opening in front of local entrepreneurs and community members, as well as elected officials and police officers, writes Lucas Rodgers for Daily Local News.

Fuel City, which was started by a couple of locals David Long and Nicole Catanese, actually opened on March 2nd but wanted to celebrate with an official ribbon cutting ceremony.

Its aim is to bring the community together with the motto “café, coffee, and community,” said Long. A big aspect of this is to provide a space for people who work in Coatesville to relax, work online or just meet up, added Catanese.

The inspiration behind the name, Fuel City, is 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. In fulfilling her longtime dream, Catanese said the community has been very welcoming, and that business has been good so far.

Long also noted that an important part of his decision to open a café in Coatesville was to keep the community in mind in the hopes that opening this business will encourage others to invest in the city’s downtown, and boost the revitalization of the city’s economic activity.

The café will be open every day from 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with some after-hours events scheduled, such as painting classes and open mic nights. There will also be the option for community groups to use the location to hold meetings or discussions after hours.

On the first Wednesday of each month, Fuel City will also host a conversation between residents and Coatesville’s Police Chief, Jack Laufer, with the first “Coffee with the Chief” scheduled for the morning of April 6th.

The owners have made sure that all of the coffee they serve is USDA organic and comes locally, from West Goshen’s Golden Valley Farms.

“We decided to go local, giving back to the Chester County business market,” noted Long.

To read more about Fuel City Café’s grand opening ceremony, visit here.

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