Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea, a Columbus, Ohio coffee roaster, recently added Stonewall Coffee in Clarksburg, West Virginia to the group of independent coffee shops, cafés and bakeries that it supports in 29 states. Located at 218 Court Street in historic downtown Clarksburg, the new coffee house plans to celebrate its grand opening December 6.
Owners Kevin and Sarah Zakariasen named the shop for Clarksburg’s most famous native son, Civil War General Thomas Johnathon “Stonewall” Jackson. A statue of Jackson sits in the plaza adjacent to the coffee house in front of the Harrison County Courthouse.
The shop’s December 6 grand opening will feature $1 espresso-based coffee drinks all day as well as a Stonewall Jackson impersonator riding a horse around the coffeehouse. A portrait of Jackson painted from life also will be on loan from the local library.
“We’re excited to support Kevin and Sarah in their new venture,” said Founder and President Greg Ubert. “Training entrepreneurs to run their own independent coffee shops is a big part of our success as a specialty coffee roaster and coffee franchise alternative.”
The Zakariasens and their children settled in Clarksburg five years ago after spending eight years as missionaries at an orphanage in South Africa. They realized that downtown Clarksburg was ripe for revitalization and saw an opportunity to strengthen the community through coffee.