As I write this, it doesn’t feel at all like May. It is a dreary, rainy, and cold Sunday afternoon. But, the calendar says it is May, so I am obliged to believe it. I am currently sitting in what will be our newest location and that, perhaps, is the most exciting thing about May! Our new Summit location is set to open the week of May 9th , which is right around the corner. We are putting equipment in place and making our final touches to get everything perfectly ready to serve you. We have some new faces on our staff that can’t wait to meet you and they will continue their training process this week. As exciting as that is, we do have some other great things happening this month at each of our Palace locations. Check out the details below:
Our first Thursday of the month coffee class has been cancelled as we prepare for the new shop opening. Public classes will resume next month so be on the look out for the information about that in next month’s blog.
Sunday, May 8, 2016: **PALACE CLUB EXCLUSIVE EVENT** (Palace Summit) 6-8pm
If you are a Palace Club member, we are giving you an opportunity to sneak a peek at our new location. We will host a come and go party at the new Summit location (34th & Coulter next to Fuzzy’s Taco’s) from 6-8pm. We will have snacks and beer. Please be sure to bring your member card for entry and up to one guest. If you’re not a Palace Club Member be sure to sign up for 2017 memberships later this year!
**Thursday, May 12, 2016: Palace Canyon will be closing at 7pm for a private event. Come visit one of our Amarillo locations to get your fix!**
**Saturday, May 14, 2016: Palace Downtown will be closing at 5pm to celebrate the wedding of our own, John-Ruben Medina (aka. J-Ruby) Stop by Canyon or Summit for your coffee needs that evening.
Thursday, May 19, 2016: Public Cupping (Palace at the Paramount) 6-8pm
Have you ever heard your barista say, “You’re going to taste chocolate (or fruity, floral etc) notes in that cup”? Building your palate and being able to distinguish certain tasting notes in your coffee will help you better appreciate your morning cup. Cupping coffee is a your chance to have an up close look at various coffees and get a better understanding of different coffee characteristics. This is a free experience, so grab a friend and come learn with us!
Friday, May 20, 2016: HPPR Living Room Show with Nikki Talley (Palace Canyon) 8-10pm
Come out to the Palace Room at our Canyon location for an evening of great music. High Plains Public Radio is hosting this living room show and it’s a FREE event!
May Cause Latte: Nutella Latte benefitting Relay for Life
At Palace, we feel it is very important to give back to our community. Each month, we select a local non-profit and create a specialty drink to sell for that entire month. $1 of each cause drink sold goes back to that organization. In 2015, our customers gave over $2,000 to various non-profits by purchasing cause lattes! Who doesn’t want to drink a tasty drink and feel great about it because you are also giving back to the community?! The cause drink this month is the Nutella Latte, which is a lovely mix of chocolate and hazelnut and will benefit Relay for Life. Check out their upcoming event here.
In addition to these activities, our Palace catering cart is going out into the community like crazy so maybe we will see you at one of those events. If you’re interested in booking our catering cart, you can get all of the information here.