The Thought Lot, located at Orange and Earl streets, may look like just a warehouse from the outside, but inside it is full of endless possibilities for local business owners, artists and musicians.
Frank Cressler, president and business director of Post Now PA and The Thought Lot, was at the grand opening of Mosaic Coffee Co.
He has been involved in The Thought Lot since 2009, and it was not long until Matthew Ramsay, the founder of Mosaic Coffee Co. along with his wife Kristin, showed interest in The Thought Lot as well.
Matthew and Kristin Ramsay are both Shippensburg alumni who share an equal passion for the town of Shippensburg and roasting coffee.
They chose The Thought Lot as the studio space to host their small-batch coffee roasting business.
At the grand opening of Mosaic Coffee Co., lattes and coffee were brewed for everyone who came out using the pour-over method to brew single cups of coffee for all of the guests.
The opening night bands that played were Hello Strangers and Pale Barn Ghosts, both of which are local folk-rock bands.
The audience enjoyed the atmosphere of good music, good coffee and good company as the bands played into the night.
Cressler talked about the types of events that The Thought Lot hosts, which include live music, art shows and weekly classes in different skills.
Since 2009, more musicians, local and nationwide, frequent the space available at the Thought Lot.
The art shows and live bands usually bring out a mixed audience which can include young children with their parents, university students or local residents interested in art and music.
In 2012, Cressler hopes The Thought Lot, which he described as a “work-in-progress gallery,” will attract the attention of more local business owners, artists, musicians or anyone else interested in renting a studio work space with a collective atmosphere.
For more information visit www.mosaicroast.com or www.thethoughtlot.com.