Our Nova Place coffeehouse is our newest location, making it our eighth in Western Pennsylvania and sixth in the city of Pittsburgh. As with our other shops, this opportunity came about organically rather than strategically; however, the environment served as an entirely new prospect for us. The original tenant had created a beautiful space inside of Nova Place. Upon leaving, the team at Nova Place approached Commonplace with the opportunity to move into the unique location, much different from the neighborhood environment of our other coffeehouses.
Nova Place is a renewed historic space that was converted into a modern, mixed-use building, which now includes workspaces, common areas, restaurants and retailers. The space was repurposed to bring people together, where it was once considered a dividing line between communities. It’s part of our mission as a company to bring people together, so the opportunity was a natural fit for us. At this location, professionals can grab coffee first thing in the morning and also make an end-of-day coffee run, and that’s a really fun time to connect with friends and coworkers before finishing the work day.