Genuine Joe Coffee House closing on Anderson Lane but will relocate

Genuine Joe Coffee House closing on Anderson Lane but will relocate
Facing the redevelopment of his coffee shop, Josh Brown found a helping hand in the form of longtime customer, father Billy Tweedie, whose nearby church will serve as the new home for the Crestview favorite.

There existed a time — when many in Austin might have thought a Chemex pour-over was a method to treat a clogged shower, and ordering coffee from an app was still a twinkle in Steve Jobs’ eye — that coffee shops here served as relaxed meeting spots, refuges for slackers and those working in their minds and not their laptopped silos. Think: Les Amis or Flipnotics. 

They were the kind of shops you might see in “Slacker” or “Singles.” Genuine Joe Coffee House on Anderson Lane shares that DNA. And soon, it will suffer the same fate as many of Austin’s late, great coffee shops. The current location will close in March, and the building will be razed for new condos. One man’s paradise is another’s place to park investment money. 

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