The Caffeinery, a coffee shop located in downtown Muncie, has canceled plans to open a second location in the Village.
Owner Frank Reber said in a press release he was contacted by Village Promenade in October 2014 to see if he and his wife Lauren would like the opportunity to provide coffee to their tenants.
The Rebers selected a building near Let’s Spoon and Village Promenade and spent hours outside of the time they worked at the downtown location to ensure the new shop would be at the same quality level as the original location.
The initial timeline to move in was six months, but it turned into 14 months due to communication issues with the landlord.
Eventually, the two decided to not continue pursuing the location, because they felt it was not good for the company and its employees and would not be beneficial to the surrounding community as a long-term relationship.
"At the end of the day, we're going to do what we feel is right for our business and the surrounding community," Reber said. "When all was said and done, it was obvious that we would not be able to meet these guiding principles in the Village Promenade."