Dayton’s newest coffee shop is officially open

Press opens second location at 732 Watervliet Ave. in Belmont

The owners of Press Coffee Bar in Dayton's Oregon District opened their new Belmont location on Feb. 19, 2019.

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Hours will be 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the new shop at 732 Watervliet Ave.

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*** ORIGINAL STORY (Nov. 14, 2018) ***

Press coffee bar is opening a second location in a business corridor in the Belmont neighborhood of Dayton.

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Press' shop at 257 Wayne Ave. in the Oregon District opened in 2011. The second store will be at 732 Watervliet Ave., which is bookended by True Love Tattoo Parlor and Belmont Catering.

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The store is still under construction, and owners hope to open it in the first quarter of 2019, said Janelle Barker, who co-owns Press with her husband Brett.

Belmont is a walkable neighborhood that has nothing like Press in the area, and many people who live there are coming to Wayne Avenue for coffee, she said.

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“We love that community,” she said.

Press is leasing the space, which is one of a series of storefronts on the 700 block of Watervliet. The store is about the same size of Press’ downtown location.

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The new coffee bar will serve its own roasted coffee beans, which are under the name Wood Burl Coffee. The store will sell pastries from the Blue Bike Bakery and Evans Bakery in Old North Dayton.

Press serves four to seven types of single-origin coffees.

In an article posted yesterday, March 23, entitled "The Best Coffee in Every State," Food & Wine identified Press Coffee Bar, located at 257 Wayne Ave. in the Oregon District, as its choice for best coffee in the state, ahead of runners-up mentioned from the Cleveland, Cincinnati and Youngstown areas.

The new store will have the same kind of minimalist and Scandinavian atmosphere and design as its predecessor, Barker said.