A new craft coffee shop opened this past weekend in Old Town Lewisville. The Perc Coffeehouse officially opened its doors Friday at 5 p.m. as part of the Lewisville Western Days Festival.
Ronda and Randy Owens, the owners of Perc, have experience running stores in the Old Town area. The Owens own and operate the Main Street Mercantile, an antique shop, located less than a hundred yards from Perc. The Owens’ love for antiques is on full display at Perc. Much of the décor is made up of unique items unlikely to be seen anywhere else and all are for sale.
“The décor and everything we have in here, its all kind of got a story,” general manager James Leonhardi said. “Everything is stuff that they have been collecting over a couple of years to make this place unique.”
What might be the most unique item in Perc might also be its most easily missed item. Hidden in the antique bicycles, boats, and other items sprinkled throughout Perc is a bare wall with a backstory.
The wooden wall that runs along the bar side of Perc is made of reclaimed wood from a house in Jacksboro from the 1890s. The wood is made from a type of pine that doesn’t grow anymore, Leonhardi said.
“It’s like they took a little bit of Denton Square and dropped it right in there,” Mayor Pro Tem T.J. Gilmore said. “It’s really cool.”
Gilmore has prior experience with the Perc location. It used to be where he got his hair cut. Before Perc opened its doors last week, 115 W Main St. was the Main Street Barber Shop. It was run by Carl Baker for over 40 years until his retirement in 2014.
The local government has made the revitalization of Old Town a priority over the last 10 years and the addition of Perc is part of that effort.
The Lewisville government put in about $18,000 dollars to help repair the front and rear of the building, Director of Economic Development and Planning Nika Reinecke said. This money will be used in part to build an outdoor patio on the rear of the building. The patio will be fully constructed and should be ready for use by the end of October, Leonhardi said.
Perc’s menu consists of a wide range of espresso drinks along with traditional pastry options. It also has a few different sandwiches of both the breakfast and lunch varieties. While the menu at Perc is not extensive, Leonhardi said there will be room to expand.
“We’re still kind of building our menu too,” Leonhardi said. “We want to make sure what we have is awesome.”
The Perc Coffeehouse is open Monday through Friday 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and is closed Sundays.