Local Teens Win Contest Naming New Coffee House at Arch Street: “The Greenwich Grind”

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Arch Street, the nation’s longest-running and privately-funded teen center, names new after school coffee house, The Greenwich Grind. The grand opening of The Greenwich Grind will take place on Wednesday, February 18 at 5:00 p.m.

Screen Shot 2015-02-11 at 7.21.54 PMThe name, submitted by Elyse Crimmins (a student from Stanwich), Caleb Osemobor (a student from Brunswick) and Trinity Holmberg (a student from Western Middle School), received over 2,000 votes in the “Name Our Coffee House” contest, a month-long contest allowing students to submit potential names for the new coffee house.

The Greenwich Grind was one of 10 finalists, including:  The Teen Bean, Archduke Franz Ferdinand Café, Red Brick Café, Town Coffee, Coffee Casa, Lava Java, Grass Island Joe, Overarch Coffee House and The Daily Grind.

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“It was exciting to see so many local teens participate in the contest and submit creative names for a space they can really call “home” after school,” said Hernan Donoso, associate director of Arch Street. “We look forward to the grand opening of The Greenwich Grind and to celebrating with our contest winners.”

The winners will participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony at the coffee house’s grand opening and receive their own Arch Street “Takeover Party” for up to 100 friends and classmates. The Greenwich Grind will feature café drinks, the “best grilled cheese” in the North East, entertainment (including ping pong, board games and video games), and free Wi-Fi.

Arch Street is the longest-running teen center in America, providing a drug and alcohol-free environment, where teens can initiate and organize activities that improve their social lives and provide leadership and community service. Arch Street is a Connecticut 501 (c) 3 non-profit entity, which is completely privately funded. We are grateful to all of the Arch Street friends, supporters, and students who help make our program a success. For more information, visit www.ArchStreet.org.