Two new Heine Brothers’ Coffee stores will open in the fall. | Courtesy of Heine Brothers’ Coffee

This fall, residents in the Okolona neighborhood and in New Albany won’t have to travel so far to sip on their favorite drinks from local coffee shop Heine Brothers’ Coffee as the company announced Tuesday that it will be opening two new locations.

The new stores will be located at 410 W. Daisy Lane in New Albany and another at 3541 Outer Loop, just off Interstate 65, in the Okolona area.

Mike Mays, co-founder and president of Heine Brothers’ Coffee, said there have been requests for coffee shops to open in both areas for years.

“Heine Brothers’ shops are places to relax or recharge, to share ideas and conversation, and to connect,” Mays said in a news release. “We’re excited to bring that to these well-established neighborhoods.”

The coffee company expects to hire up to 20 new baristas for the two new locations and are accepting applications online.

Construction will be done through The Koetter Group, and Heine Brothers’ is working with the local graphic design group Studio Threesixty on design and furnishings. According to the release, the new locations will have a spacious cafe, drive-thru and plenty of patio seating.

The new locations will bring the total number of Heine Brothers’ Coffee cafes in the Louisville and Southern Indiana area to 17. The first shop was opened in 1994 in the Highlands neighborhood. There are currently 15 Louisville locations, with the last opening in March 2018 in the Omni Louisville hotel.

The coffee purveyor also recently moved its original Highlands location from a small space attached to Carmichael’s Bookstore into the former Dunkin’ Donuts in the Mid-City Mall parking lot.

The company is headquartered in Louisville’s Portland neighborhood, where it operates a roastery, a warehouse and state-of-the-art training center. It has 15 employees located there.

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Rebekah Alvey
Louisville native, Alvey is currently pursuing a journalism and Arabic major at Western Kentucky University. In the fall she will be returning to the College Heights Herald as News Editor and previously covered administration and academics on campus. She spent the past five months studying in Aarhus, Denmark, at the Danish School of Media and Journalism where she covered the European Union, abortion laws and world politics. While she loved traveling around Europe for a semester, she is excited to be back and reporting in Louisville.