Buzz Mill Coffee isn’t coming to South Congress after all, despite already having built out most of the space. The all-day and night cafe decided to pull out of the expansion because of conflicts with the landlord, as reported to Culturemap. Owner Jason Sabala told the website:
There was some red tape with the city due to the actions of the landlord. We were not comfortable moving forward with our brand in such a tumultuous relationship filled with misleading expectations, unfulfilled commitments, and overall a lack of respect within the tenant/landlord spectrum.
The second location was originally pegged to open earlier this year, with leather booths, lumberjack mural, and study room. The coffee shop's food trailer, Frontier, and and Korean trailer Kogi Q were supposed to set up shop to feed customers.
The now vacated-space on Pickle Road off South Congress is also home to Colorado-based winery Infinite Monkey Theorem, as well as Crux Climbing Center.
Other Buzz Mill ventures include bringing the coffee shop to San Marcos, opening soon, and looking to expand to Louisiana next year. It also turned sports bar Midway Field House into a music venue and bar, Grizzly Hall. There are still plans to open a second Buzz Mill somewhere in south Austin.
In other coffee news, there’s a new cafe headed to South Lamar courtesy of FBR Management.