RICHLAND, WASH. — A Richland coffee shop found a new spot to brew after COVID restrictions kept it closed for seven months.
Novel Coffee and Teas has been operating out of the Richland Public Library for years and are known for its Boba teas.
But the pandemic forced its only location to close with no reopening date.
Owners Oscar and Lonnie Suarez tell Action News they considered closing for good.
But after receiving overwhelming support online from customers and offline from local businesses they decided to open a second location.
"It's been a long journey and honestly we just feel privileged and thankful more than anything we're in November it's the season of being thankful and I can tell you what we're extremely thankful the tri-cities has embraced us and we're excited for the future," Oscar said.
Oscar also says businesses like Foodies and Kagen and Crepes supported Novel's second location by donating espresso machines and other items.
The two say their library shop can't open until Phase Three which they think won't be until next year.
For now, you can find the new Novel shop at 710 George Washington Way in Richland.
The shop is open daily hours may very.
You can check out Novel's Facebook and Instagram for updated hours and more information.