Grand Prix, brewing Blue Bottle Coffee, opens February 1st, 2011 at 7:30am.
After sixteen years of running the successful nightclub 330 Ritch St. Kirk Harper, aka The Selecter DJ Kirk, and his long time friend and business partner John Quintos set their sights on the world of local, microroasted coffee. They partnered with James Freeman’s Blue Bottle Coffee Company and opened a series of coffee kiosks named after iconic Italian Lambretta motor scooters: Cento at 360 Ritch St., Vega at 1246 Folsom and Special Xtra at 46 Minna St.
The newest addition, Grand Prix, is located in SF’s Union Square at 1 Tillman Place.
Hours of operation will be 7:30am-4pm on weekdays and 9am-3pm on weekends.
Grand Prix baristas will prepare the full line of Blue Bottle drinks including a special beverage, “The Macau Iced Coffee”. Also offered will be house baked croissants, mini cupcakes, cookies and fresh roasted Blue Bottle beans for home brewing.
The name Grand Prix holds special significance for Harper who owns a highly collectible 1969 Lambretta Grand Prix 150 model. His family also played a role in establishing the Macau Grand Prix in 1954. Quintos has a connection to the world of motorsports as well in the form of a long career rebuilding and racing vintage scooters.
Grand Prix looks forward to serving people who live and work in the neighborhood as well as visitors and weekend shoppers.
For more information:
Contact: Kirk M. Harper