Summit Coffee is a landmark in downtown Davidson. L.MUELLER lmueller@charlotteobserver.com
Summit Coffee is a landmark in downtown Davidson. L.MUELLER lmueller@charlotteobserver.com

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Davidson coffee business has new plans in Huntersville

By Kathleen Purvis

kpurvis@charlotteobserver.com

September 05, 2017 10:40 AM

UPDATED September 05, 2017 10:40 AM

DAVIDSON

Summit Coffee, the coffee business that started in downtown Davidson, is adding a new location in an innovative spot.

Brian Helfrich, co-owner of Summit with his brother Tim, says that Summit has partnered with Swim Club Management Group and the Town of Huntervisville to operate a coffee and food program in the Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatics center.

The Summit cafe will include an espresso bar with coffee and tea, nitro cold brew and kombucha on tap, a smoothie menu and a small, health-focused food menu. The food will be made on site, and Summit will include a catering line.

Tim Helfrich, (left) and his brother Brian are co-owners of Summit Coffee.
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The store will replace an existing cafe space at the fitness center and will be open to the public.

Summit Coffee’s newest location is inside the Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatics Center.
Brian Helfrich

Summit already announced an expansion into Asheville’s River Arts District with a new coffee house that opens this month. The Huntersville location will begin renovations in early September with a target date of Oct. 9.

Helfrich says Summit has been interested in locations in Huntersville for a while.

“It’s a quickly growing town, and we have been flirting with retail locations throughout Huntersville for some time.”

Kathleen Purvis: 704-358-5236, @kathleenpurvis