Don’t expect to hit G&B Coffee Downtown tomorrow for your usual lean-on-the-counter-and-sip-espresso routine — the place will be in shambles. Kyle Glanville and Charles Babinksi have decided to tear down their two-year-old takeaway coffee spot inside of Grand Central Market, rebuilding from basically the cement floor up.
Fear not, though: you’ll still be able to get your fix from a small G&B-branded coffee stand nearby during the construction.
Glanville spoke to the LA Times about the remodel, telling the paper that he, Babinski, and the G&B team built their original spot in less than a week, and that having the chance to do things over allows them to reintegrate themselves into the market.
Right now, G&B faces out towards Hill Street but is otherwise removed from the bustling market behind, so they’ll be focused on creating a coffee bar in-the-round, with a full view in every direction that looks out across a marble counter. They’ll also have the opportunity to expand on their more interesting drink offerings, from turmeric teas to carbonated stuff.
In the meantime, the temporary stand will be serving the usual espresso classics, and should only be needed for a couple of weeks. Just like the first iteration of G&B at Grand Central Market, the team plans to build fast.