Wholly Joe Coffee to add downtown Akron location

Wholly Joe Coffee House and Bakery will open its second Akron location at 333 South Main Street in November.

AKRON, Ohio - Wholly Joe Coffee House and Bakery will open its second Akron location at 333 South Main Street in November.

The coffee house will feature fair-trade and organically grown coffees, along with teas, sandwiches, soups and baked goods. Like its Merriman Road location, all coffees will be roasted in-house and used within a week for optimal freshness.

Signature drinks to be offered include the Milky-Way, the Camper Mocha and the popular Caramel Macchiato. Customers can also purchase coffee that can be roasted while they wait.

"It takes us about eight minutes to roast down one pound of coffee," said Wholly Joe co-owner David Fertig.

The store will also offer cold-brewed coffee made using a 24-hour brew method and nitro-brew coffee and tea.

Fertig, along with business partners Ken Fleming and Fertig's son, chef Derrick Fertig, have a new menu planned, too.

"We're going to have a different menu at our downtown location -- it's what we call intercity sandwiches," said David Fertig.

Intercity sandwiches will feature hot and cold made-to-order options, such as the the "Skeletor," a three-cheese grilled sandwich available with or without pesto.

Baked goods offered will include traditional and gluten-free items baked in-store and cottage vendor-supplied cake pops, dipped chocolate fruits, homemade granola bars, hemp bars and hemp power balls. Fresh-baked bread will be available for sale by the loaf.

The downtown store will feature a vintage-industrial look with industrial items and Akron relics.

The Wholly Joe Coffee Merriman Road location is at 1720 Merriman Road, Akron. Hours are Monday 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday-Saturday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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