Downtown New Brockton coffee shop opens

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New Brockton, Ala. (WDHN)—With the Ben E. Keith food processing facility scheduled to open in less than a year, Coffee County residential and business real estate is selling fast.

Monday morning marked the “opening” of Southern Bean Coffee Shop in New Brockton.
Located along John Street in the downtown district, Kevin Seaton and his feel this is
the “golden opportunity” to ride the wave of growth in central Coffee County.

Texas-based Ben E. Keith will open a million square foot facility on the New Brockton bypass
by year’s end. New Brockton Elementary and High School are seeing “exponential” growth
where new classrooms are now under construction.

Southern Bean owner Kevin Seaton says
“It’s been exciting today, a new adventure. It’s been fun, we’ve had a lot of support today. Its been nice, not to have a lot around here
now Ben E. Keith, people are remodeling around Main Street. Buildings are selling, we are just hoping the town will continue to grow.”

Mike Gurspan says
“And for one resident of the Damascus Community, she says a coffee shop/restaurant has been long needed in the town of
New Brockton.”

As a customer, Anna Danford
“I love coffee, my kids love doughnuts and ice cream and support something that we grew up with. And the family always supported us
In sporting events and school events. And support them in their endeavors.”

At this time, Southern Bean is one of only several food establishments in central Coffee County.

But at this time, land clearing is taking place for two service plazas along Highway 84
on the New Brockton Bypass.

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