The owners of Rift Wine & Tap have partnered with the owners of Mythic Goat Coffee to open Grounds on 2nd in The Lounge apartments at 2nd St. & 69th St. in Scottsdale. The new owners opened the neighborhood coffee shop, wine & beer bar and urban market immediately after the previous owner of Chadwick’s vacated at the end of August and are making a few changes. Less of a market and more of a lounge and community spot Grounds is opened from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday -Saturday.
Damien Kanser and Jonathan Coppins of Rift and Johncie Thomson and Mike Bowen of Mythic Goat all opened their new businesses in 2020 and partnered over the summer and things happened quickly. It seemed like a perfect fit with Damien and Jonathan’s background in the local wine and beer industry, Johnie’s experience opening restaurants and Mike’s background in the coffee industry and you have a new business. With indoor seating and two patios it’s a great to meet the neighbors for coffee, a cold beer, seasonal homemade sandwiches, wraps & salads or open the laptop and do some work with their strong Wi-Fi signal. With many Airbnbs nearby it’s great to stop in and grab some last minute essentials without heading to supermarkets over a mile away.
Going forward the owners envision restaurant pop-ups on the patio, beer & wine tastings and extended hours til 10 p.m. and opening on Sundays. A small retail area will offer locally made hot sauces from Cutino Hot Sauce, chocolate from Tandy’s Chocolate and more. Refrigerated cases will have a worldly cheese selection to go along with wine, cheese & charcuterie available in the evenings. 8 draft beers are on tap and Bonehouse Brewing is making a soon to be tapped root beer for Ground on 2nd. An official grand opening is planned for this Saturday, November 4th. Grounds on 2nd is at 3703 N. 69th St. Scottsdale 85251. For more information and to stay up to date follow them on IG.
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