Rise and Grind Café hosted the grand opening of its second location at 2737 N. King Drive in Bronzeville on Saturday. Co-owners Larina Hightower and Baboonie “Bobbi” Tatum opened the location in the hope of becoming “a community hub.”
The café’s other location is at 6007 N. Teutonia.
The large space, formerly the Growing Power Café, houses a deli on one side and a smoothie and espresso bar on the other. In between is ample seating for guests to look out on MLK Drive through the ceiling-high windows. Empty refrigerators line the opposite wall, which will be filled with pre-made sandwiches and drinks.
In addition to the deli and café, Tatum plans to feature a market space selling naturopathic health products, fresh fruits and veggies, and other locally sourced products. The space also includes a lounge for guests and an area for local entrepreneurs to sell their goods.