BUFFALO, N.Y. — Perks was a well-known local coffee shop chain and vegan food spot until all locations shut down in June of 2020.
The former Elmwood Avenue location has been empty since, until this Friday, when a local roaster announced that it will be the next tenants of 448 Elmwood Avenue.
The Bean Bastard Coffee Roastery was started by Nicholas Mirusso in 2017 according to its website. The small-batch roaster announced on Instagram that it would be taking to 448 Elmwood for a cafe location in the near future.
Previously, the roaster has been having pop-ups in its "Bean Machine" coffee truck across Western New York. In July, Bean Bastard began sharing on social media small previews of what appeared to be the brick-and-mortar location.
The Bean Bastard has not yet released an opening day for the cafe.