It’s going to be a Seven Brew Coffee.
That’s the answer for the legions of curious motorists who drive through the intersection of Kemp Boulevard and Southwest Parkway and wonder what’s going to happen at the site of the former Eskimo Hut — which was in the process of being torn down Tuesday.
Seven Brew Coffee is a drive-through coffee business that started in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and has spread to 25 states.
“It’s actually a really cool concept,” said Beau Tucker, who is with the regional operation in the western part of Texas. “It’s one of the hottest things in Midland, Lubbock and Odessa right now.”
The company has about 100 locations nationwide.
Tucker said the store here will feature coffee, energy drinks, teas and Italian sodas.
“It’s a Starbucks, essentially,” he said.
Zac Cockman, director of franchisees, said last year, Seven Brew Coffee made 20,000 different drinks.
“What’s great is everything is made to order,” Cockman said. “It’s going to be a phenomanol blend of expresso-based drinks.”
Tucker said construction will begin soon, and the store should open near the end of August. It will employ about 50 part- and full-time workers.
The store will be on the corner of the parking lot of the new United Supermarket that opened in the former Albertson’s building this past week.