PROOF Coffee Roasters, a specialty coffee company, opened its first Connecticut coffee shop Thursday in at 200 Commons Park South in Stamford – in the city’s Harbor Point area. SCRE was the exclusive Broker in this transaction.
With multiple locations throughout New York City, PROOF sources its coffee from sustainable farms and roasts it locally in Brooklyn, N.Y. Jeff Sale, founder and CEO of PROOF Coffee Roasters, said the company was “incredibly excited” to expand their footprint to Harbor Point, and to Stamford as a whole.
“As a company, we are hyper-focused on the neighborhoods where we exist, creating jobs and sourcing goods locally,” Sale said in a statement. In addition to specialty coffee and espresso drinks, PROOF also offers an assortment of teas, food and merchandise for purchase. The shop will be open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Stamford Economic Development Director Thomas Madden said he was “really excited” about PROOF’s new Stamford coffee shop. “Coming from the west coast, I have always felt were we under-caffeinated here in the city,” Madden said in an email. “With the number of people working from home around the store site, it makes perfect sense to open up in this location. I know it will be a great asset to the community.”
“The opening of PROOF Coffee Roasters underscores how Connecticut, particularly Stamford, is an attractive and stimulating community for retailers and residents alike,” BLT co-president Ted Ferrarone said in a statement. “We continue to see opportunity for growth, and we’re happy that Jeff has chosen Harbor Point as his new home for PROOF.”