Megadeth bassist and EMP Label Group head Dave Ellefson is set to open his first brick and mortar coffee shop.
Ellefson Coffee Co. will open next Tuesday, Jan. 10 in Ellefson’s hometown of Jackson , MN . The store will sell custom Ellefson Coffee Co. brands including Roast in Peace, She Wolf, Kenya Thrash and Urban Legend.
Along with selling its own brands of coffee, ECC will sell its own coffee products, memorabilia and Ellefson Music Productions merchandise. It will also present on various Megadeth items on permanent display from his own collection and items from other artists.
The decision to open Ellefson Coffee Co. started when Ellefson partnered with local Jackson , MN coffee shop Coffee Choices and its owner Susan Reiter for the Urban Legend blend. Seeing the success of the blend, Ellefson’s EMP Label Group (and ECC) partner Thom Hazaert suggested Ellefson take his brand one step further.
Hazaert said in talking to the pair, the idea was originally to put the store in another location, but that it ultimately ended up being placed in Jackson , MN .
“One day Susan and I had a conversation about the idea of sort of re-branding Coffee Choices into something more aligned with the ECC brand, and us coming in as partners,” Hazaert said. “I pitched the idea to David. We had already discussed the idea of opening a brick and mortar outlet maybe in Phoenix , and we all loved the idea, being David’s hometown, and Susan’s amazing history in Jackson , and her experience running Coffee Choices.”
Hazaert added the new store will provide a special experience both for coffee lovers and for Megadeth fans.
“Not only will Ellefson Coffee Co. now have a permanent face in David’s hometown, but being able to tie in EMP, and everything else we do, and with the huge sense of Megadeth history in Jackson, we are excited to be able to create a really unique and amazing fan (and Coffee) experience that we are sure will not only be a highlight for the people of Jackson, but a destination for Megadeth fans from around the world,” Hazaert said.
Ellefson said his roots have always been in his hometown, and that it is special to have the new store in the town where he grew up.
“I’ve been blessed to travel the world year after year as a musician, but my roots have always stayed in Jackson , MN ,” Ellefson said. “So it’s a true honor for our coffee brand to have a retail shop on the main street USA I grew up on, and to serve the very community I was born and raised in. Aside from some great coffee and a fun Rock N’ Roll atmosphere, our store is a go-to destination for coffee that also tells my story of heavy metal and global music history. I look forward to seeing you there.”
Ellefson Coffee Company will officially open next Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 404 Second Street , Jackson , MN 56143 .
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