This week on My Greenville Home Radio, Dan is talking with Brandi Ward, owner of Chestnut Coffee House & Local Market. Chestnut Coffee began in January of this year at Hollingsworth Park and has quickly become the eastside’s favorite coffee hub. The brand grew so fast that Brandi and her husband just opened a brand new location in Simpsonville! Keep reading to discover the heart behind this local favorite and what is next for Chestnut Coffee.
How did the idea for Chestnut come about?
Brandi and her husband Jon started this entrepreneurial journey 6 years ago with Chestnut Living, a construction and renovation business. The couple loves incorporating old, sentimental items into new builds, traveling as far as Texas to source their antiques.
On one of their long trips to Texas, Brandi expressed her lifelong dream of opening a coffee shop. She, like many Upstate residents, felt she had to drive downtown for quality, local coffee and wanted to establish a shop on the eastside of Greenville. Brandi and Jon’s vision of creating a home where people feel loved and welcomed transitioned seamlessly from Chestnut Living to Chestnut Coffee, their upscale yet casual community shop in Hollingsworth Park.
At Chestnut, you can purchase everything from coffee and ice cream to local artisan goods. All the products in Brandi and Jon’s curated shop is local and free of artificial dyes. You can enjoy Chestnut Coffee at one of two locations: Hollingsworth Park or the newly opened location on East Curtis Street in Simpsonville. And don’t forget to follow along on Instagram to keep up with local pop-ups and other community events!
Listen to this entire episode of My Greenville Home Radio to discover what is next for Chestnut Living and Brandi’s advice for other local entrepreneurs.
Dan Hamilton is the founder of Hamilton & Co. and the lead listing agent for the team. He is the only agent in the Upstate endorsed by Shark Tank star and real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran. Additionally, Dan hosts a weekly radio show on The Answer 94.5 and 106.3 WORD giving tips and advice on real estate and is a frequent contributor for real estate on Your Carolina TV show on WSPA Channel 7. Visit mygreenvillehome.com to learn how Dan can help you sell your home.