Second State Coffee officially opened its third location in West Ashley Wednesday after acquiring Broom Wagon Coffee at the end of October. And they’ve got yet another location planned for later in the year.
Broom Wagon husband-and-wife duo Jeremias and Rachel Paul announced they would move on to an “opportunity outside of the food and beverage industry in order to spend more time creating and exploring as a family” on social media last week.
“We’ve always kept our eye out in West Ashley,” said Second State co-owner Jayme Scott. “Building out any coffee shop or restaurant these days has gotten really expensive. We’re able to get a space that was finished that matches our aesthetic, so it seemed like a good time for us.”
The Pauls reached out to Scott and business partner Ross Jett to see if they were interested in purchasing the 2-year-old shop located at 1630 Ashley Hall Road, Scott said. Broom Wagon signage will remain while the new owners await name-change approval from the city of Charleston.
Second State opened its downtown shop in 2012 as Black Tap Coffee, later rebranding and acquiring Mount Pleasant’s Collective Coffee Co., giving them a second location. Scott and Jett are using that experience to reopen Broom Wagon, which was only open for takeout prior to the sale. They are working with Broom Wagon employees and plan to keep some familiar items like the shop’s waffle dishes, Scott said.
Second State Coffee West Ashley is open for takeout and dine-in services. Initial hours will be Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Keep an eye out for a fourth Second State Coffee, which will be located in the Oyster Point neighborhood of Mount Pleasant. Scott said this location will be smaller in size like the downtown Second State and will debut before the end of 2020.