Open For Business: The Spot Coffee

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In all types of weather, in parking lots all over Central Illinois, The Spot Coffee is bringing the caffeine kick to you.

“It is worth it, I am freezing, but it is worth it” said Bem Siemon, a regular at The Spot.

Owner Sara Skolaski was a teacher for over 11 years, when she felt a pull to jumpstart another passion.

“I thought why not have a coffee truck rather than a food truck. So found the trailer- got a really good deal on it and then my husband started tearing it apart and rebuilding it into the mobile” said Skolaski.

About a year later, and business is booming.

“I’ll probably get emotional but we’ve just been really blessed by it. I never woul d have anticiapted, I know in the beginning my husband said if we could  just make $100 a day that would be awesome and so we weren’t anticipating this kind of response at all” said Skolaski.

“I think it’s neat to take a food truck idea and switch it over to coffee” said Zac Blank, a customer.

“With the whole brick and mortar situation there’s a lot of coffee shops but they’re you know kind of taking it to the streets and makes it more viable for the consumer I think” said Siemon.

Sara and her staff are all very close, literally.

“It’s kind of like- maybe a walk in closet size, it’s not very large. And sometimes we’ll have 4, 5, 6 people in here so it’s very close quarters” said Skolaski.

But it’s the size that allows them to travel to businesses and even book private events.

“It’s kind of you know that small old school feel, it’s kind of it’s interesting.” said Blank.

“It’s overwhelming the positive response we’ve received and we’re just really grateful for that” said Skolaski.

The mobile will be taking a break so Sara can open a store front in North Peoria early February. Sara assured us they’ll be back on the streets in March.

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