by Tara Morgan
The wait is finally over for Stumptown-o-philes. The Crux coffee shop officially opened its doors today at 1022 W. Main St. The coffee joint is serving up Stumptown drip, espresso drinks and selling the popular Portland, Ore., brew in bean form, as well.
The simple, open space is flooded with natural light from the large front windows and features a smattering of wood tables along with some limited bar seating. An array of musical equipment, including an old piano, rests in the front of the shop.
Manager Shea Cooper said The Crux plans to stay open until 2 a.m. on weekends for now, slinging microbrews like Black Butte Porter and Odell’s 90 Shilling Ale. The doors will open at 6 a.m. daily. The space will also be a live-music venue, with Salt Lake City’s Max Pain and the Groovies slated to play on Monday, Jan. 30.