Waynesville cafe wants to add wine, upscale liquor bar


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Waynesville cafe wants to add wine, upscale liquor bar

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Jeremy Green and Megan Buckle at the counter of Kee-Mo-Sabe Espresso & Gelato in Cobblestone Village in Waynesville.

A café and coffee shop on Main Street in Waynesville has applied for a liquor license that would enable customers to also drink wine, beer or spirits until 2:30 a.m.

The license, key to plans to add a wine bar with “high shelf liquor” to the business, is the latest change planned at the Cobblestone Village since Jeremy Green bought it in June.

Green, who grew up in Springboro, has already added Kee-Mo-Sabe Espresso & Gelato, to the space for gift and interiors shops and an eclectic American café at 10 N. Main St.

“One of my childhood dreams was to open a coffee shop. So I did,” Green said.

The Waynesville Area Chamber of Commerce and CH Interior Designs, the business of the prior owners, Rick and Brenda Weber, are also located in the mall comprising Cobblestone Village.

A consultant hired by Green is helping him gather signatures and clear other hurdles leading to a May election on the liquor option.

Green said the decision to begin serving alcoholic beverages was primarily in response to his survey of residents on what the community needed, rather than following the trend taken by other coffee shops, including Starbucks.

“I’m trying to appease the community more than I am a trend,” he said.

At 7:30 p.m. today, Alexis Gomez, the Wright State graduate and American Idol finalist from Centerville, returns for an acoustic performance.

More special events are planned, particularly if the liquor license is approved by precinct voters, Green said. then look for a grand opening in July.

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