University of Jamestown representatives have announced that beginning in early- to mid-September, they will be an authorized purveyor of Starbucks coffee at the new Knight & Day Coffee House in UJ Place.
UJ Place is a mixed-use building located just next to Harold Newman Arena on the north side of Jamestown. It has 112 student beds and 56 units along with more than 13,000 square feet of commercial space in the building. Knight & Day Coffee House will be on the north end of the building and will occupy roughly 2,000 square feet of space.
“We have been hoping to get a coffee shop in this building to cater to the University of Jamestown campus, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome them into the space,” said McKenzy Olson, vice president marketing and public relations at EPIC Companies.
As an authorized purveyor, Knight & Day Coffee House will exclusively serve Starbucks' full menu of coffee and beverages.
“Most of our decisions for UJ Place revolve around students having options inside of the space,” said Dustin Jensen, dean of students and vice president for student affairs. “We will provide coffee, but it will also be a bistro with food options, as well as study and social spaces.”
Knight & Day Coffee House, which will have enough seating for 15 to 20 people, will be open to the public. It will feature a drive-through, as well as free parking.
“We know most people in Jamestown are Starbucks fanatics,” Jensen said. “So we are excited to be able to give the community this option.”