Local Coffee Shop Set To Reopen - WHLT 22 Connecting the Pine Belt

Local Coffee Shop Set To Reopen

Posted: Updated:

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - A local business that has been closed for almost 10 months is reopening again Thursday.

The Java Werks Coffee Company on Hardy Street was a hot spot for a lot of Southern Miss students. The business had to close last May because the owners were suffering from health issues.

Now that the business has new management, they are ready to serve the Hub City again. before Ceaser Potenza bought Java Werks, he use to be frequent customer.

"I always loved to come to Java Werks," said Potenza, the co-owner.

He said they have remodeJed the kitchen and repainted the dining area, but there's one thing that will remain the same.

"Well the coffee is going to be the same, 100 percent," he said. 

A lot of past business came from USM students, like Jessica Jelinski.

"I had a group of friends we would meet there and crochet," she said.

USM student, M. C. Price said, "I used to go to Java Werks almost every other day just because it's so convenient."

Students said it was also budget friendly.

"Prices were very reasonable," said Price.

"It was very cozy and student oriented," said Jelinski.

Potenza said he hopes that his new customers will feel the same way even with the changes. The owners plan to have a ribbon cutting ceremony in about two weeks.

  • Local Coffee Shop Set To ReopenMore>>

  • Donesha Aldridge

    Donesha Aldridge

    I am a Digital Journalist here at WHLT. My earliest dreams about becoming a reporter started at 4-years-old. I can remember growing up as a child pretending to be an anchor and making my younger brother
    Donesha Aldridge's earliest dreams about becoming a reporter started at 4-years-old. She remembers growing up as a child pretending to be an anchor and making her younger brother
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Hinds Co. Sheriff's Deputy, Wife found Dead in Home

    Hinds Co. Sheriff's Deputy, Wife found Dead in Home

    Thursday, April 24 2014 8:03 PM EDT2014-04-25 00:03:31 GMT
    Amber and Chris Smith were found dead at a home in Rankin County Wednesday night. The sheriff's department is investigating their deaths as a murder-suicide.Amber and Chris Smith were found dead at a home in Rankin County Wednesday night. The sheriff's department is investigating their deaths as a murder-suicide.
    Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey says 34 year old Chris Smith and his wife, 27 year old Amber Smith, were found dead at 126 Caledonian Boulevard, off Holly Bush Road in Rankin County, around 9 p.m. Wednesday.
    Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey says 34 year old Chris Smith and his wife, 27 year old Amber Smith, were found dead at 126 Caledonian Boulevard, off Holly Bush Road in Rankin County, around 9 p.m. Wednesday.
  • Laurel Drug Take Back

    Laurel Drug Take Back

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:23:21 GMT
    Laurel Drug Take BackLaurel Drug Take Back
    LAUREL, Miss - The Laurel Police Department wants you to drop off all of your unused prescription drugs this Saturday at the police department for their drug take back day. Officials say Mississippi has a huge problem with prescription drug abuse. To help eliminate easy access , Laurel Police say you can bring the medication to them. With no questions asked. LPD will have a representative from the Drug Enforcement Administration to come by and collect the pills. This is the first drug tak...
    LAUREL, Miss - The Laurel Police Department wants you to drop off all of your unused prescription drugs this Saturday at the police department for their drug take back day. Officials say Mississippi has a huge problem with prescription drug abuse. To help eliminate easy access , Laurel Police say you can bring the medication to them. With no questions asked. LPD will have a representative from the Drug Enforcement Administration to come by and collect the pills. This is the first drug tak...
  • Miss. could give $20M in aid to Cooper Tire

    Miss. could give $20M in aid to Cooper Tire

    Mississippi could borrow $20 million to help Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. update its factory in Tupelo, Miss.
    Mississippi could borrow $20 million to help Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. update its factory in Tupelo, Miss.
Powered by WorldNow

5912 Hwy. 49, Ste. A
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Telephone: 601.545.2077
Fax: 601.545.3589
Email: newsroom@whlt.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.