Cafe’s Offbeat Architecture Taking Shape

The clever and offbeat interior of Amped Coffee Company in Anthem is taking shape as the owners aim for a late-February opening. Rough framing reveals the layout of the bar/cafe, which will serve wine, local craft beers, organic and fair-trade gourmet coffee and light fare.

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The bar (far left) is near the entrance. A dedicated music stage will sit toward the back-right, with a green room behind it where acts can hang out before a show. Above, loft seating to the left and a conference room in the back-right. Photos by Robert Roy Britt
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Primary lighting will be provided indirectly, with light from below reflecting off the HVAC system that hangs from the ceiling. In this view, looking toward the entrance, the bar is on the right.

The space will feel bigger later this week when large garage doors are planned for installation in the front (where the worker is celebrating in the above photo) and to the left, leading out to patio seating.

The business, at 3434 W. Anthem Way, Suite 102, is owned by Arroyo Norte residents Jeanine and Keith Walashek. See more detail in our fist story >>>


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It’s hard to spot amid all the construction materials, but this will be the bar.
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Keith and Jeanine Walashek with their son Austin back in November, when all they had was a set of plans, a vision and a lot of empty space to work with.
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Amped Coffee Company is filling the never-occupied corner location in the Shops at Anthem.
Robert Roy Britt
NoPho resident Robert Roy Britt has written for In&Out publications since its inception in 2005. Britt began his journalism career in New Jersey newspapers in the early 1990s. He later became a science writer and was editor-in-chief of the online media sites Space.com and Live Science. He has written four novels.
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Robert Roy Britt

NoPho resident Robert Roy Britt has written for In&Out publications since its inception in 2005. Britt began his journalism career in New Jersey newspapers in the early 1990s. He later became a science writer and was editor-in-chief of the online media sites Space.com and Live Science. He has written four novels.

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