Mayor Greg Fischer today joined local small business owner Pam Haines to cut the ribbon on Sweet Peaches 2 Roll café located in the lobby area of the Nia Center, the city’s one-stop workforce and entrepreneurial development center located at 2900 W. Broadway. The café will offer coffee, tea, sandwiches, salads and a variety of freshly baked pastries and will be open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The 450 square-foot café reflects a nearly $100,000 investment by the city that included improvements such as moving water lines, purchasing new food service equipment and furniture and refinishing the space.
“The Nia Center has become increasingly important to entrepreneurship in Louisville,” said Fischer. “Now with the addition of Sweet Peaches 2 Roll, job seekers and entrepreneurs have a creative, open gathering space, where they can share ideas and experiences to further their goals.”
This is Haines’ second cafe in west Louisville. Her first, Sweet Peaches, is located at 18th and Muhammad Ali Boulevard where she has been serving the community great food at a great value since 2014.
“I am thrilled to further expand my dream of being a small business owner by opening a new café for the people who work and visit the Nia Center,” said Haines. “I would like to thank Mayor Fischer and the city for putting their faith in me to serve good food in this wonderful center.”
The café is the latest addition to the Nia Center. Earlier this year, it was announced that the Center would offer expanded resources for training opportunities and financial tools for small business owners and entrepreneurs such as the Manufacturing Training and Employment Connection (M-TEC), the Certified Production Technician training and the new Business Accelerator Loan program offered by the Metropolitan Business Development Corporation (METCO).
As part of the city’s effort to focus on small business owners and entrepreneurs in west Louisville, the Nia Center Business Clinic is adjusting its walk-in hours to 11:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Luckett & Farley provided design services for the renovation, and Bornstein General Contracting performed the construction.
To learn more about the Nia Center, visit https://louisvilleky.gov/government/louisville-forward/nia-center