We finally have an opening date for the Scooter’s Coffee set to open right next door to the Wichita Eagle, at the corner of Douglas and Rock Island downtown.
The shop, a rare Scooter’s that’s a sit-down coffee house rather than a drive-through kiosk, will have a “soft opening,” intended to help employees learn their jobs, on Monday, March 7. The grand opening will be on Friday, March 11.
I peeked inside this morning, and the interior is done. The shop has a few small booths for two, some living room-style furniture and a big table that will seat up to eight in the front window. Eventually, it should have some outdoor seating on Douglas as well.
This Scooter’s will also have a drive-through, which should make for some interesting traffic situations on Rock Island. The order board is up, too.
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Weekday hours will be 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Scooter’s will be open on weekends, too, but likely will open a little later and stay open later, a manager said.