The Brewed, A Horror-Themed Coffee Shop From Bric-A-Brac Records Owners, Opens In Avondale

The Brewed, A Horror-Themed Coffee Shop From Bric-A-Brac Records Owners, Opens In Avondale

AVONDALE — Even people with an aversion to horror motion pictures can recognize the degree of element at The Brewed, a horror-themed espresso store that opened in Avondale this week.

Owners Nick Mayor, Jen Lemasters and Jason Deuchler opened The Brewed on Tuesday at 2843 N. Milwaukee Ave. just after a handful of months of renovations. Mayor and Lemasters also very own neighboring Bric-A-Brac Information.

The Brewed serves regionally manufactured coffee and snacks, including Halfwit coffee, Sugar Moon Bakery pastries and Ørkenoy sandwiches. It is open up 7 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m.-7 p.m. weekends.

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The primary seating location at The Brewed.

The colorful espresso store — filled with memorabilia from the owners’ own selection — is a appreciate letter to the genre, a place where horror aficionados and neighbors can have a cup of espresso in a collector’s library, Mayor reported last calendar year.

Almost everything in the place — from the monster murals to the show instances packed with horror collectible figurines and ephemera — supports the theme.

“Chicago has a really massive horror group and a good deal of history in the style, most notably ‘Candyman,’ but lots of other lesser-recognized entries into the style,” Mayor beforehand reported.

“… We’re not essentially opening a espresso store because we assume we have a top-quality brew or can definitely adjust the espresso landscape as [much] it is we have this concept for a great house.”

The design of the espresso shop was a joint energy involving the entrepreneurs and artist Eric Wilson. Lemasters painted the monster murals, though Wilson designed the menu board and coffee bar.

Future to the coffee bar is a set of doorways that direct to Bric-A-Brac Data, which has a likewise vibrant and pop-lifestyle-obsessed vibe.

Just after 8 decades of business on Diversey Avenue, Mayor and Lemasters set out to go Bric-A-Brac to a bigger house on Milwaukee Avenue very last calendar year. They planned to open up The Brewed upcoming door to increase their company. Deuchler, a longtime DJ and big horror lover, served make The Brewed a truth.

The coffee store is named just after David Cronenberg’s horror flick “The Brood.”

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The Avondale coffee shop has show cases filled with horror collectible figurines, guides and other memorabilia.
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The menu board at The Brewed.
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Monster murals at The Brewed.
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The new Bric-A-Brac Documents, which is situated subsequent to The Brewed.

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