In a new collaboration between Art St. Louis and Mississippi Mud Roasters in St. Louis, Mo., the art gallery and coffee shop will combine into one hybrid shop.
According to the Business Journal, 2,700-square-foot gallery and cafe “hybrid” will open this July in the Park Pacific building in downtown St. Louis. It's a natural collaboration, the partners say; the head of Mississippi Mud Roasters, Christopher Ruess, is himself a painter. "We’re deliberately blurring the lines here,” said Chandler Branch, executive director of Art Saint Louis to the Business Journals. “We want this to be both a cultural and a social destination.”
It's also a hope that Art St. Louis will capture more funds with the move with the coffee roaster, an arts group that, like others, has struggled to maintain afloat. And of course, pairing with a hometown favorite like Mississippi Mud certainly can't hurt. For more Mississippi Mud, you can also visit the Mud House and Pointer's Market in St. Louis.