CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - You may know him as the T-shirt guy or the man who ran for mayor of Cleveland.
Now you can add coffee shop proprietor to that list.
Tony Madalone is brewing something fresh in Ohio City.
“Coffee shops really bring the community together," he said.
Madalone hopes some of those customers trickle over.
“We’ve got the truck, now we’ve got the coffee shop, just providing people with an opportunity to do something out of the norm," he said. “The ambiance is comfortable. We made a lot of soft-seating, couches and chairs, made it comfortable for people to want to be here," said Madalone.
Even Cocky Bagels food truck pulled up to check out the new spot. Owner, Natalie Beta, says that’s what’s it’s all about.
“That’s our main thing, to support each other and just be there for each other because I think that’s what runs the town in a sense," said Beta.
“It just allows us to be more part of the community, not just an online presence or going to certain events. Now we’ve got roots, we’re in the community, we’ve invested in it and it’s nice,” said Madalone.
Fresh Brewed Coffee is located at 2515 Jay Ave.
The hours are: Mon – Sun: 7am-9pm