Station Coffeehouse reopens with two new young entrepreneurs at the helm

Published 9:57 pm Monday, July 13, 2020

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Station Coffeehouse in Hogansville has opened once again, with two new young faces taking the helm.

Casey Pruett and Drew Cantrell recently took over the coffee shop and have been working to make it their own.

“We renovated the whole place,” Pruett said. “We re-did the whole counter tops after finding wood-eating beetles in them. We also kind of changed the vibe of the whole place.”

The coffee shop is located in what is known as The Depot, which is the old train station in Hogansville. It houses other merchants like the Brick & Hubbard and The Great Southern Pub.

“We learned very quickly this place was a gathering spot for the community of Hogansville,” Pruett said.

Pruett said they are excited to make the spot their own.

“Station Coffeehouse as Hogansville knew it, is different now,” Pruett said. “We kept the name because the location and branding was there. We won’t have all the same things or do the same things. But we will still be a coffee shop and be there as a gathering place for the community. We are most excited about making it our own and expanding.”

Along with renovating and making the shop their own, Pruett and Cantrell also recently got engaged and are planning their future together.

“Drew is very driven and knows exactly what he wants,” Pruett said. “I don’t know what I would do if Drew was not here. We complement each other in every way. He is very busy and tech savvy whereas I am very detailed oriented. We mesh together.”

Pruett said that even though it can be nerve racking to be young entrepreneurs, they have the drive to keep going.

“Some people keeping trying and trying and eventually give up, but there’s no way we will ever give up,” Pruett said.

Additionally, Station will also feature more baked goods by Pruett and her recipes.

“For more than 10 years, I have had my own at-home bakery,” Pruett said. “Ever since I was around 13, I was making cupcakes and selling them. I love coffee so I was able to bring my two passions together. I am really excited for all the food we have coming up.”

The coffee shop will have grab-and-go breakfasts available in the coming future.

“Before we can start that, we want to make sure everyone knows how to make coffee first before we can start providing other things,” Pruett said. “It may take us a few weeks before we really have it all down. We’re happy to be open and things may change, but it’s all going to be great.”

Station Coffeehouse is located on 100 E Main Street in Hogansville and is currently posting its open hours daily on social media. For more information, follow the shop on Facebook at @StationcoffeehouseHGVL.