Thursday, November 05, 2015

Voltage Coffee + Art, Dwelltime in Cambridge to Become Locations of Barismo

A coffeehouse in Cambridge is changing hands, and the new place will have a familiar name to it--as will another nearby coffee spot that will be getting the same name as well.

A License Commission General Hearing page within the City of Cambridge website mentions that Barismo is seeking a common victualer license to operate on Third Street in Kendall Square, with the address indicating that it will take over Voltage Coffee + Art. An earlier article from BetaBoston confirms this, saying that the East Arlington coffee roaster/retailer by the same name is indeed planning to take over the space; in addition, the post mentions something that we have been hearing as well--that Dwelltime, a cafe on Broadway in Cambridge that is owned by Barismo, is also changing its name to Barismo as well. BetaBoston says that Lucy Valena, who is the founder of Voltage, will work for Barismo as an "Artist in Residence," including training employees, helping out with design issues, and also coordinating production of the roastery.

Voltage Coffee + Art first opened its doors exactly five years ago this week.

The address for Voltage Coffee + Art is 295 Third Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142, while the address for Dwelltime is 364 Broadway, Cambridge, MA, 02139.

[November 23 update: BostInno states that both Voltage and Dwelltime could be rebranded to Barismo sometime around Christmas.]

[February 1, 2016 update: A poster on the Chowhound site mentions that the windows at Voltage are now papered over, which jibes with recent chatter that the place may have been closed over the past couple of weeks (or more). It is not yet known when it will switch over to Barismo.]

[April 29, 2016 update: The Boston Business Journal mentions that the former Voltage space will become the site of a collaboration between Barismo and co-working company Cove, with the plan being for the coffee house and the shared workspace to have separate spaces that are connected by a door. (The article says that Barismo will have limited seating in its area for those who aren't using the co-working space.) It appears that the collaboration will debut sometime in June, according to the article.]

[August 24, 2016 update: Eater Boston says that the new location of Barismo has soft-opened in the old Voltage space, with the place apparently being fully open starting Monday. (And its full name is Barismo 295.)]

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