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New Coffee Shop Opens at Tallahassee Regional Airport

By: City of Tallahassee Press Release
By: City of Tallahassee Press Release

Tallahassee, FL -- October 6, 2011 --

Tallahassee Regional Airport is pleased to announce today's opening of a new food and beverage concession, the Tuscan Sun Coffee House. A locally-owned business, the Tuscan Sun will offer travelers freshly brewed specialty coffee beverages, pastries, baked goods and fresh fruit. Located just past and to the right of the security checkpoint in the Airport's Ivan Munroe Terminal, the new coffee shop is open Sunday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturdays from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The development of the new food and beverage facility is part of Aviation Director Sunil Harman’s 120-Day Plan for implementing targeted customer service amenities. The specialty coffee shop was a much requested customer amenity and will be a welcome addition for travelers and employees. The new coffee house is decorated with the coffee lover in mind with earth-toned painted walls, pub tables and chairs and stone tile floors to create a warm, friendly atmosphere.

The Tallahassee Regional Airport is in negotiations to expand its retail and Food and Beverage Concession Plan with additional offerings of food (i.e., branded foods, healthy food choices, dairy products and candies) and retail concessions (i.e., electronic devices, one-stop shop business attire, jewelry and other personal necessities).

“I am extremely excited about the opportunity to bring a locally-owned and operated specialty coffee house to the Tallahassee Regional Airport,” said Catherine Tune, co-owner of Tuscan Sun, which also qualifies as a minority-owned business as certified by the City's Minority Business Enterprise. "Our goal at the Tuscan Sun Coffee House is to provide a comfortable environment, where all can gather to enjoy conversation with family and friends while waiting to depart or after just arriving at the Tallahassee Regional Airport.”

“Our loyal customers are extremely important to us and when they identified a need for specialty coffee post security, we made it a priority to deliver,” said Harman. He added, “this new concession will provide our customers with a high-quality coffee experience. Customers will be able to select from a variety of fresh coffee beverages and baked goods to bring on their flights. The Airport is extremely pleased to offer quality coffee products for its customers.” A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the grand opening of the new coffee shop will be scheduled in the near future.

The Tallahassee Regional Airport is owned and operated by the City of Tallahassee. For more information about the Airport, please visit www.flytallahassee.com.


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