February 15, 2017 - BusinessDen.com - by Burl Rolett
Thump Coffee is doubling down in Denver.
The Oregon-based coffee shop is opening an outpost in the Denver Health building under construction at Sixth Avenue and Broadway. It will be the second Denver location for the company, which opened its first Colorado coffee shop in Capitol Hill in 2013.
“The traffic counts are great, and there are a lot of local people living and working in that area,” co-owner Bobby Grover said. “And that’s usually a good combination for business.”
Thump’s second location will take up 1,077 square feet on the first floor of the Denver Health building. Grover hopes to get the space from Denver Health in three months to start his own construction. He said Thump will probably open in June or July.
The coffee shop will sell mostly the same food and drink as the Cap Hill location. That includes Thump’s coffee as well as pastries and other baked goods. Grover said he’ll probably hire 10 or 11 new employees to staff the store.
The Broadway location will be Thump’s sixth coffee shop. The company has four in Oregon, and its original Denver location at 13th Avenue and Downing Street. Thump also has roasters in Denver and Oregon, and a wholesale business that ships its coffee as far east as Arkansas.
The six-story building Thump will move into will house hospital administration and physician offices for Denver Health. NAI Shames Makovsky brokers Dorit Fischer, Hayden Hirschfeld and Joey Gargotto represented the landlord in Thump’s lease. The brokerage reported the lease in November 2016.