A coffee shop that's been a Park Cities staple is expanding. Drip Coffee, which has been serving coffee at 4343 Lovers Ln. for an amazing 13 years, has a second location in the works, at the Turtle Creek Village center at Oak Lawn Avenue and Blackburn Street.
A spokesperson for Drip says that the new shop is targeted to open in late spring.
Drip was founded by Steve Thatcher, a coffee veteran with more than 25 years owning and operating specialty coffeehouses, including his first store, Roasters Coffee & Tea Company, which he opened in his hometown Amarillo in 1992.
He opened Drip in December 2005 as a quintessential indie coffee shop, rolling out cappuccinos and lattes with personal, attentive service.
They have a full lineup of coffee and espresso drinks, but they are also known for being a local roaster, and are especially proud of the diversity in their lineup of beans, from South America to Indonesia. They roast six days a week, in small batches, to ensure the beans are fresh.
The center has undergone a dramatic transformation, with a host of new shops such as Artists + Architects Salon, Mill No. 3 boutique, Gap fitness concept Athleta, and ZYN22 Indoor Cycling Studio; plus restaurants that include Jalisco Norte, Paul Martin’s American Grill, East Hampton Sandwich Co., and Haystack Burgers.
In 2017, the center was acquired by CIM Group, a Los Angeles-based investment group whose Dallas-area portfolio includes properties along Henderson Avenue, Knox Park Village, Lennox at West Village, and a debt investment on The Union Dallas.