Detroit MI (February 2021) - After a tremendously difficult year for coffee service and hospitality, the team behind The Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company is looking forward to brighter times ahead as they announce their first out-of-state café location in sunny Key West, Florida. Opening this spring at The Perry Hotel, located at 7001 Shrimp Road in Key West, this will be Great Lakes Coffee’s 5th café location. With nearly 20% of Key West’s residents hailing from the Midwest, the ownership team at The Perry is confident this popular Midwest coffee brand will be a perfect addition to their overall hotel and resort experience. The Perry Hotel property had been searching for an upscale coffee brand to partner with for the last few years and felt the offerings, service and dedication to the local community of Great Lakes Coffee were the perfect fit for the resort. The café will join the current line-up of new retail storefronts including Arcimoto Key West, F45 Training Studio, Key West Bouquet Bar, Green Pineapple at The Perry Boutique, and their three on-site restaurants, Matt's Stock Island Kitchen & Bar, Salty Oyster Dockside Bar & Grill, and The Barrel House.
Offering unobstructed views of the Stock Island Marina and plenty of free, onsite parking, the new 1400 square foot café will feature walk-up service, indoor/outdoor seating and soon, room service for the 100 guest rooms and suites. Great Lakes Coffee will be serving their proprietary selection of farmer-direct coffees, lattes, Cold Brews and a special fleet of healthy island-inspired smoothies. Design features will include reclaimed wood, darkly toned tile and industrial lighting contrasted by palm trees, tropical greenery and warm ocean breezes, complimenting the award-winning decor at The Perry Hotel Key West.
As a boutique operator and now frequent visitors to Key West, Great Lakes Coffee has always admired the welcoming nature of the area’s locals and their passion for a great cup of coffee. Great Lakes Coffee considers this as an opportunity to not only expand their menu offerings and incorporate some local favorites like Cafe Con Leche and the Cuban Cordadito, but to also add to the diverse culture of the One Human Family philosophy.
“We couldn’t be more excited for this unique expansion opportunity. The Perry Hotel fully embraces and appreciates our philosophy for approachable third-wave specialty coffee, and we’re honored they thought of us to help build their coffee program at this world-class destination. Additionally, we’re excited to expand our menu to include several traditional Cuban-style coffee offerings to add to the local flair.” says Brad Goulding, Director of Brand Development.
Great Lakes Coffee currently operates cafes from their Detroit-area headquarters and roastery, including locations in Midtown Detroit, TCF Center, Woodward Corner Market, and United Wholesale Mortgage. They also distribute packaged coffee throughout the US market and launched their Cold Brew coffee packaged in 12oz ready-to-drink cans last year. They’re known for their meticulous sourcing efforts, premium quality blends and single-origin coffee offerings.
The Perry Hotel was recently named 2020 Conde’ Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award recipients for Top 5 hotels in Florida and Stock Island Marina was named 2020 Large Marina of the Year by Marina Dock Age Magazine. The 40+ acre campus is known as the ultimate destination getaway in the Florida Keys, located just one bridge away from Key West. The property boasts luxury accommodations, 288-slip marina, two waterfront pools, three delectable dockside restaurants, Stock Island Marina harbor views, scheduled shuttle service to Old Town, onsite parking, F45 Training bootcamps, weekly yoga sessions, full schedule of events at their expansive outdoor event lawn, and more.
The Great Lakes Coffee Key West location is slated to open in April. The café will be open seven days a week from 7am - 7pm.
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One of the original specialty coffee roasters in Detroit, The Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company has been roasting, brewing, and serving the highest quality coffee throughout Michigan for over 25 years. They pride themselves in their commitment to ethical sourcing, lasting relationships, and elevating the city of Detroit.
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About The Perry Hotel Key West at Stock Island Marina
Inspired by the industrial nature from which Stock Island has developed, The Perry Hotel Key West at Stock Island Marina blends smooth wood finishes with rustic metal details, paying homage to the area's iconic maritime heritage. Steeped in Key West’s roots and the tradition of working boatyards, fishing fleets and marinas, the property’s interior design blends sharp, rugged elements with warm, ocean-inspired touches, evoking the history of weathered fisherman who sought refuge in Stock Island’s Safe Harbor. Perched at the edge of a brand new state-of-the-art 288-slip marina — the largest deep-water marina in the Florida Keys — each of the 100-room boutique hotel's pool decks overlook the working waterfront, where yachtsmen mingle with artists and fishermen. Guest rooms with spacious, private balconies and waterfront views welcome visitors from all walks of life, while three dockside restaurants — Matt’s Stock Island Kitchen and Bar, The Salty Oyster Dockside Bar and Grill, and The Barrel House — offer classic Key West comfort food with an innovative twist. Within the Stock Island Marina Village are additional one-of-a-kind experiences including South Florida's best water activities, F45 Training Studio, Arcimoto Key West 3-wheel electric vehicle rentals, local artists’ studios, organic community garden, and two dog parks — which all operate harmoniously throughout the approximately 42 acre complex. For more information, please visit https://www.perrykeywest.com/eat-and-drink/great-lakes-coffee and follow the property on social media @perrykeywest, @stockislandmarina.