I feel like each blog starts with, “I can’t believe it’s already [insert month here]”… It’s true time flies…and as they say, time flies when you’re having fun. We sure have had fun these past FIVE years! Yes, it’s true, as of today, July 1st; Palace Coffee Company has been in existence for FIVE whole years! It was a dream many, many years before that. Then it became a plan, and now, it truly is a dream come true. Five years ago, Patrick and I would never have imagined that we would have not one, not two, but three fabulous locations. We truly love coffee and the spaces that we have created, but more than that, we love the people of Palace. We love our incredible team of baristas and we love our customers. Without people, Palace would not be possible. July could be, quite possibly, the most jam packed fun month EVER! Check it out:
Monday, July 4, 2016
In 2011, we opened Palace Canyon just 3 days before the Fair on the Square Event. I remember vividly driving to the shop that day and thinking, “this is either going to be really good…or really bad…” Lucky for us, it was really good! July 4th in Canyon is one of our favorite days! We get to see so many people and keep them caffeinated and we have a blast doing it. Here are our Holiday hours for all three locations;
Canyon Shop: 7am to 3pm
Downtown Shop: CLOSED
Summit Shop: 8am to 10pm
Saturday, July 9, 2016: PALACE BIRTHDAY BASH!
All Three Locations, All Day Long
Happy Birthday to us! Palace Downtown turned 2 on June 12th, Palace Canyon is 5 today, July 1st and our new baby Summit is coming up on a whopping 3 months (but measured in years is, well, 0 years old) So…2-5-0… That’s a neat number, so we are going to use it. (Yes, there are 250 candles on that cake) We have a day full of festivities for you to enjoy. But, we're going to wait to tell you exactly what those festivities are. Be sure you're following us on Instagram, and check in at 2:50pm everyday starting Tuesday, (July 5th) for announcements. Just know there will be lots of coffee, dancing, and tasty food involved. What we can tell you is where to be when.
Come to any portion of the party…or why not go for the #triplecrown by coming to all three portions of the party. What is the #triplecrown you ask? Well to date, it just means you made it to all three of our Palace locations in one day. But, we decided to make it a thing. Like an actual thing...a contest of sorts. Allow me to explain the rules:
Anyone who obtains the #palacetriplecrown will go into a drawing for a prize that will be given monthly. In order to go into the drawing you must post one photo with a drink from each of the locations (must be within a 24 hour period) be sure to use the hash tag #palacetriplecrown and tag us on Instagram. All Triple Crowners will be entered into a monthly drawing (prize TBD). The first day of the month, we will draw a winner for the previous month (so, August 1 we will draw the July winner). But if you don’t win the monthly, prize not to worry. We will keep your name in the “hat” for our end of year drawing. That winner, will be crowed the King or Queen of Palace for that year. So, January 1st, we will name our first ever King or Queen of Palace. This winner will get the ultimate crown…and a really, really sweet prize package. The Big Birthday Bash is a perfect opportunity to show your love for Palace and get your name in the monthly drawing. Stay tuned to our social media to learn more information on the monthly prizes. Good luck!
July Cause Latte: Cold Fashion benefitting I Heart Canyon and Center City Amarillo
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 our take on the classic cocktail, the Old Fashioned. Except ours is made with cold brew instead of whisky. We like to call it the Cold Fashioned. This month the cause latte will benefit I Heart Canyon and Center City of Amarillo, two fantastic organizations that do much for our communities. I wasn’t kidding when I said it was a super fun month! We hope to see you soon at your favorite Palace location! Be sure to follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for more exciting Palace news and events throughout the month and year! Cheers, Krystal