It’s time now for the second
installment of KMXT’s five-part series: Business on the Move. Each day this
week KMXT will feature a local business that is changing things up in 2013.
almost a decade and a half, Joel and Martine Chenet owned and operated Mill Bay
Coffee just outside Kodiak city limits, next to Mill Bay Gas-N-Go. But less
than two weeks ago the pair moved the coffee shop to a smaller location on Mill Bay Road. Chef
Joel Chenet said despite moving to a busier section of town, the building
downsize was intended to generate a slower pace for the shop.
-- (Mill Bay
1 :19 “You know I’m getting older
and … baking, the catering.”)
over a week ago the shop opened up in its new location, nestled between Coastal
Creations and Precious Flowers and Gifts. Martine Chenet said she loves the new
spot, and emphasized that the location is really the only thing different about
the business. She said the shop will continue to serve all of its old
-- (Mill Bay 2 :36 “Basically
the same thing that we ... us know what you need.”)
said sit down breakfast is limited because of seating, but homemade pastries,
quiche and granola are still available. The duo said they will also continue to
offer a full espresso bar and roasted coffee varieties. The space for customers
may be limited, but Chef Joel said the larger kitchen will allow him to take on
more catering opportunities. As for Mill
Bay’s seasonal gourmet
dinners, Martine said they will absolutely continue those, but host the dinners
in different locations.
-- (Mill Bay
3 :20 “Like we’re doing for
Valentines … much more reachable.”)
for the future, neither said what plans they may have for the shop. They did
make one thing clear -- despite being from France originally, both agreed they
intend to stay in Kodiak.
Bay 4 :19 “But
we’re not going back to Paris
… about Kodiak.”)
Martine and Joel said they are still adjusting to the new location, and so are
their customers. In general they said the feedback on the new location has been
good. The shop is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., and is
closed on Sundays.
in to KMXT tomorrow for part three of the series, Business on the Move. KMXT will
feature two local businesses that have joined forces in 2013. Stay tuned to
hear about the new location of Cactus Flats and La Tienda, and what to expect
from the newly-fused shops.