Evening coffee house opening delayed

SHERIDAN — In addition to altering an unknowable number of Memorial Day plans by sending people scurrying indoors, Monday’s hail storm damaged the roof of the Living Room Coffee House and forced managers to delay its opening until June 14.

The late-night coffee shop and entertainment venue at 151 1/2 Brundage St. had initially been scheduled to open this week, but necessary repairs to the building have made that impossible, said Director of Operations Ryan Legler.

Once opened, a weekly evening entertainment schedule featuring local performers will include music, comedic sketches, improvisation, open mic nights and karaoke. There will be no cover charges and all ages are welcome.

The Living Room Coffee House will operate 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. Monday through Friday and from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. The shop will also be open 3 p.m. until midnight Thursday through Sunday.

Legler said the coffee house will cater to Sheridan’s young adults and provide a nightlife alternative that, in contrast to many other options, doesn’t include alcohol.

He added that the shop’s selection of fresh menu items will aim to fill another hole in the area’s late-night offerings.

“A lot of young adults have a hard time finding fresh food — especially late — and we’re going to have that,” he said.

While disappointed to hear about the delayed opening, Legler said response to news of a new coffee shop in town has been largely positive.

“We’ve really put a lot of love and care into the feel of the place so when our guests come they feel comfortable,” he said.

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Paolo Cisneros joined The Sheridan Press staff in August 2012. He covers business, energy and public safety. A Chicago native, he graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2011.

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