A Charlottesville-based coffee chain is looking to make it a double shot in Richmond.
Grit Coffee signed a lease last month at the development by Greystar and Capital Square taking shape at 1601 Roseneath Road in Scott’s Addition.
The coffee shop would be the company’s second Richmond location, joining a cafe at 409 Libbie Ave. that opened in 2020. Grit opened its first store in Charlottesville in 2008, and has five locations in the Charlottesville area, according to its website.
“Grit Coffee is thrilled to be expanding their presence in Richmond, and are especially excited to join the Scott’s Addition community,” the company said in a statement.
The coffee shop will occupy 2,300 square feet on the ground floor of the five-story mixed-use development, which spans the entire city block. It’s the first commercial tenant to sign on at the project, according to Greystar Development Associate Mary Grace Hinkle. It’s unclear when Grit plans to open the outpost, as the company declined to comment further.
Projected for completion in November, the development will feature 10,000 square feet of commercial space and 350 apartments in the block bordered by Roseneath Road, MacTavish Avenue, West Moore Street and Norfolk Street.
Annie O’Connor and Jenny Stoner of Thalhimer represented Grit in lease negotiations.
Read Goode and Cheryle Toy of Divaris Real Estate handle leasing for the development’s commercial component.