“It was a busy summer for the Byington brothers, founders of Queen City Collective Coffee. Eric, Luke and Scott Byington added two more locations to their repertoire: a partnership inside the new Mission Ballroom and a second brick-and-mortar location at 2962 Welton Street, in the former Purple Door Coffee.
The brothers opened the original Queen City cafe inside Novel Strand Brewing Company in the Baker neighborhood in June 2018, where they earned our 2019 Best New Roaster award. When Purple Door owner Mark Smesrud decided to shutter the retail side of his operation in May, he contacted the Byingtons to take over the address. They’ve spent the summer renovating the spot to make it their own.”
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Krilewicz, Danielle. Westword 15 October 2019.