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French Truck Coffee to open French Quarter spot in 2017



French Truck Coffee ( founder Geoffrey Meeker announced a new coffeeshop location will open in the historic May & Ellis Building at 221 Chartres St. in the French Quarter in January 2017. It will serve the company's signature small-batch coffees as well as pastries and other baked goods from Gracious Bakery.

  The coffee-roasting business has a coffeeshop (1200 Magazine St., 504-298-1115) in the Lower Garden District and a larger cafe (4536 Dryades St., 504-298-1115) with a menu of sandwiches, salads and toasts. In July, the company announced a partnership with Tennessee micro-roasting company Relevant Roasters, which rebranded as French Truck Coffee in August.

  Meeker also plans to open a French Truck Cafe in the Memphis, Tennessee Crosstown Concourse development in March 2017 and a French Truck in Baton Rouge on Government Street in early 2017.

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