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Dignowity Hill getting a new spot for coffee, tea and pastries

November 30, 2018

A new coffee and pastry shop is coming to the Dignowity Hill neighborhood in a building that dates back to 1922.

Blüm owner Liza Mireles is moving her business, which has been a retail pop-up coffee and tea operation since 2016, into a brick-and-mortar location at 910 Nolan St. She hopes to be up and running this spring, but for patrons who wish to get a sneak peek and tasting, Blüm is having an event inside the space from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. More will be scheduled.

“I’ve had my eye on this corner location for so long,” Mireles said. “The owner (Alex Perez) of the building wanted a coffee shop ... we connected ... and here we are.”

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Perez and Mireles are both Southern California natives.

Christopher Jara, a pastry chef who has had stints at the now-closed Cafe Dijon and The St. Anthony hotel, will take on that same role at Blüm.

Blüm will make coffee from beans roasted at the nearby Pulp Coffee Roaster (503 Chestnut St.), a wholesale business run by James Mireles, Liza’s husband.

“Our plan is to launch and serve coffee blends that San Antonio has never seen before,” Mireles said.

There are also plans to take over the space next door and make it a beer and cocktail lounge after Blüm has comfortably launched.

Blüm, 910 Nolan St., 210-996-4044. Facebook: blumcoffeeandtea.

Chuck Blount is a food writer and columnist covering all things grilled and smoked in the San Antonio area. Find his Chuck’s Food Shack columns on our subscriber site, ExpressNews.com, or read his other coverage on our free site, mySA.com. | cblount@express-news.net | Twitter: @chuck_blount   | Instagram: @bbqdiver

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