Updated September 2, 2019
There’s been an immense amount of work done, but we need a bit more time. To open before we’re truly ready wouldn’t be fair to anyone, so we’re shifting Catalyst’s re-opening date to Monday, September 9th at 7am. It’s hard, but I hope you’ll understand.
And we’re really, really excited.
- Catalyst is moving to 10 Lake Street in St. Albans, Vermont.
- The cafe will be closed 4pm on August 27th to September 8th.
- September 9th at 7 o’clock AM should be our first day open.
- An informal tag sale will be held at our current space on August 30th from 9-6pm.
Together with Red House Sweets, Catalyst is moving right around the corner into a newly-renovated, historic building with incredible energy and a growing business community.
Most importantly, though? There’s more room.
New space, fresh ideas
What attracted us to 10 Lake? The possibilities.
There’s a lot to like about our current spot: The view of Taylor Park, our rustic building, and the pop-in parking out front. And yes, it’ll be sad to leave those hand-cut wooden awnings behind.
In some ways, though, this move is only a small step: Our new location won’t be much more than a minute’s walk away where we are now, the bakery is moving with us (and into their very own, much larger space), and we’ll still be serving some of the best coffee in the county.
It was our big-picture plans that pushed us to make the move.
It’s always been our goal to bring people together over incredible coffee. Moving forward, that goal is more important to us than ever—we see a future where it’s expressed in more tangible, social ways.
We want to be an even more dynamic ‘third place’; A place that brings value to peoples’ lives outside of work and the home. A place that enhances our collective spirit through expression, education, connection, awareness, and appreciation.
Catalyst has always been a hub for thinkers, doers, and coffee lovers—and we’re going to continue focusing on that.
Our new location makes that vision possible.
At its heart, this move is about putting people first. The quality-of-life improvements for patrons and staff alike are immense: Clarity, atmosphere, ease-of-use, and a better work experience behind the counter (to name a few). All-in-all, there’s a lot going for the new place.
We’ll be in good company, too:
Our partners are great—Red House Sweets is an extraordinary pâtisserie. Brio Coffeeworks and Vivid Coffee are outstanding. And our new neighbor on the corner, Rail City Market, is one of the most iconic spots on Main Street.
(Rumor has it that there’s an artisan ice-cream shop moving nearby, too, but that’s just talk, you know?)
A vibrant Lake Street
All of this growth in our new neighborhood has us feeling grateful to be a part of something fresh. Along with the Hampton Inn and the renewed Old Foundry, it’s never been a better time to make the change and join in on the rejuvenation well underway.
True, it’s undeniable that parking will be different. But it’s easy to forget that parking along Main Street is not easy: Street parking is routinely busy and crowded for the majority of the day. The truth is that we’re comfortable knowing that we’re a short walk off Main Street and even closer to the parking garage and other central parking areas.
It’s a big change, but we’re feeling good about it.
So, what’s next?
Well, things are about to get busy.
But know this: We couldn’t have made this move without the help of so many people—people like you—a community at our back, and a little luck. We’re deeply, deeply grateful.
Cheers, friends. See you at the new place.