Penny’s Coffee to open in Linden Hills

Penny's Coffee will open within a couple weeks at 3509 W. 44th St. in Linden Hills.

The owners of a downtown coffee shop will open a second location in Linden Hills in the next a couple of weeks.

Penny’s Coffee will open near 44th & Beard (3509 W. 44th St). The shop is owned by Ben Hertz, Adam Roozen and Dean Phillips, who’s running for Congress in the 3rd District.

The three opened Penny’s this past fall on Washington Avenue Downtown. Hertz said business has been phenomenal.

Penny’s offers coffee and espresso from La Colombe and teas from San Francisco-based Samovar. It also offers sweet and savory crepes, a breakfast sandwich, French toast, a grilled cheese, a salad and assorted pastries from Rose Street Patisserie.

Penny’s is the main tenant of its building in Linden Hills. eCommerce firm Echidna, of which Roozen is the CEO, offices out of there. The building owners, friends of Hertz, Roozen and Phillips, will be renting out the rest of the space, Hertz said.

Hertz has a background in real estate development and founded a shoelace company and a bedding company. He’s also a partner in Lowry Hill Meats. Phillips previously owned Talenti Gelato and was president and CEO of his family’s firm, Phillips Distilling Company.

The downtown location is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hertz said he doesn’t know what the hours will be in Linden Hills but that the hours will reflect demand.

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