Cherry Espresso Bar to open new location_lowres


Uptown coffee hub Cherry Espresso Bar (4877 Laurel St., 504-875-3699; is adding a second location in the Lower Garden District.

  The new coffeeshop will open on the ground floor of the luxury apartment building The Julian at 1581 Magazine St., according to a post on social media by Cherry's proprietor, Lauren Fink.

  Fink opened her third-wave coffeeshop inside a renovated firehouse on Laurel Street in spring 2016, and it offers specialty coffees, chai and a breakfast menu. Fink launched a specialty coffee stand inside Stein's Market & Deli in 2013 and garnered a reputation as one of the city's most well-known baristas.

  The new cafe is expected to open in 2018.