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March 19, 2024

Brilla Coffee set to open in downtown Gardner this year

A building in downtown Gardner with two lion statues outside Photo | Courtesy of The City of Gardner The Bullnose Building at 25 Main St. in Gardner

A new coffee shop will open in downtown Gardner later this year, as husband and wife duo, Alexis and Osiris Vallejos, are planning their third Brilla Coffee location at 25 Main St., better known as the Bullnose Building with its two lion statues.

A woman and a man wearing black shirts with the Brilla Coffee logo stand in front of coffee-making equipment.
Photo | Courtesy of Brilla Coffee
Husband and wife Alexis and Osiris (left) Vallejos started Brilla Coffee using their connections with Nicaraguan farmers.

Having received zoning approval, construction will begin shortly as the shop prepares to open its doors later this year, according to a Saturday press release from Gardner Mayor Michael Nicholson.

Candor Realty Group purchased the Bullnose Building in May 2022 for $400,000 and wanted a ground-floor restaurant to anchor the development, according to the release. Candor has purchased a number of downtown Gardner properties and owns The Garbose Building on Parker Street and 88-89 Main St., looking to put in apartments and ground-floor retail.

Hailing from Nicaragua, Alexis and Osiris Vallejos are third-generation farmers who source a portion of their coffee beans from their family farms back home, along with beans procured from across the globe, 

“We help coffee farmers around the world by contributing to direct trade initiatives which allows farmers to get paid more than fair market prices for their great coffee to provide better opportunities to re-invest in their farms, improve its way of life for the farmer, its family, workers and community,” Alexis and Osiris Vallejos said in the press release.

Brilla Coffee’s Gardner menu will reflect that of its other two locations in Holden and Northborough. The store will offer a variety of coffee and espresso drinks in addition to breakfast, lunch, and dinner food options, several of which are inspired by the Vallejos’ Latin American roots.

“We will also be baking our own pastries and desserts in house, but also looking to see if we can support other local businesses in the area,” the couple said.

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