August 17, 2018

Popular Carterville Coffee Shop, Crown Brew Co. has officially opened a satellite location in the East Lobby of John A. Logan College. The partnership was approved at the College’s July Board of Trustees meeting. The location officially opened on August 15.

Crown Brew strives to sell customers an experience, not a product. An experience that they hope to bring to John A. Logan College students and staff.

“The John A. Logan College Administration wanted to do something outside of the box that created a great environment that added value to the student experience,” said Crown Brew’s Josh Benitone. “This really struck a chord with us because we value community and the opportunity to build community. We don’t want to be just a cup of coffee, we want to be the conversation that revolves around a cup of coffee in a place where students can feel comfortable.”

Vice-President for Business Services and College Facilities Brad McCormick stated that the goal of President House and the administration was to bring in a partnership that would help build community for students and staff at the College making Crown Brew a perfect fit.

“The College is so happy to be partnering with Crown Brew as they bring their unique brand and environment into our college space. Creating a learning environment includes providing spaces for students to sit and talk together outside the classroom. It’s about creating community,” said McCormick.

Crown Brew Co. is open Monday through Friday in the College’s East Lobby from 7:30 AM to 4PM. In addition to Coffee Crown Brew will be serving made from scratch breakfast and lunch selections from Baked on Division in Du Quoin.