Quills started with a simple vision, to create a great space where people could enjoy excellent coffee and exceptional hospitality. It started on the backstreets of Louisville's Paristown neighborhood, and it has taken us to the Highlands, Old Louisville, and New Albany. Now that same vision is taking us to Indianapolis, where our newest café is on track to open in November.
Expanding to a new city is a big and, frankly, scary step for our company- but one that we're excited to make. Indianapolis's culinary scene is experiencing burgeoning growth that is attracting national attention. Our experience opening our New Albany café and roastery has taught us that Hoosiers have an eager appetite for specialty coffee, and we're excited to contribute to Indy's growing coffee community. Of course, it doesn't hurt that our founder Nathan Quillo is a diehard Colts fan.
Quills Indianapolis will be located in 9 on Canal, a new commercial and residential high-rise development in the historic Canal District. 9 on Canal is being built by Investment Property Advisors, the same development firm behind Cardinal Towne, which hosts our café at the University of Louisville. Being part of the community in Cardinal Towne for the last 3 years has been a real treat- there's something special about sharing a building with many of our regulars. Also, 9 on Canal is in close proximity to the Indiana University School of Medicine, which ensures we'll be serving a lot of students in dire need of caffeine.
We've learned a lot about designing cafés over the last seven years, and we think this just might be our best space yet. Like our Baxter Avenue café, the shop is going to feature a designated brew bar and a three grouphead La Marzocco Linea espresso machine. Like our New Albany and Cardinal Towne locations, there will be bar seating for inquisitive types who want to know a little more about their coffee. Perhaps most exciting for hardcore coffee nerds, the Indianapolis story will be our first location to feature a single origin espresso option (don't worry, Louisvillians, it's coming to Louisville too!).
Our number of locations, however, is not the only way Quills is growing. We're constantly fine tuning our sourcing, roasting, and training to ensure whatever Quills location you visit, you get the best coffee experience possible.
Indianapolis, we'll see you in November!
If you're interested in being a part of our new barista team in Indianapolis, please send your résumé to Matt, our general manager. We're accepting applications for barista and store management positions.