A new business is moving in at 2401 North Avenue in Grand Junction, Colorado. Who's the new kid?

This will be one of a couple of stores opening in the Grand Valley. They're part of a popular national chain with 148 locations across 28 states.

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Two Locations Coming to Western Colorado

Please welcome The Human Bean, a popular drive-thru coffee franchise, to Grand Junction and Clifton, Colorado. Founded in 1998, the company opened its first store in Ashland, Oregon. According to Wikipedia, the company began franchising its brand throughout southern Oregon and nationwide in 2002.

Specs On The Location at 2401 North Avenue in Grand Junction, Colorado

If you lived in Grand Junction in the 1970s, you would visit this location to get a Big Mac or possibly a Happy Meal. Back in the day the old McDonald's used to reside near this spot.

Fast forward to 2022, and the Human Bean is building a new site at Teller Arms, near Planet Fitness and Big 5 Sporting Goods. According to LoopNet, the specs are:

  • Property Subtype: Freestanding
  • Building Size: 675 square feet
  • Price: $1,858,407
  • Price per Square Foot: $2,753
  • Tenancy: Single
  • Land Acres: 1.00 AC

Specs On The Location at 3222 F Road in Clifton, Colorado

It wasn't too long ago you'd visit this address to buy a used car. Now, we have an awesome coffee shop opening soon. The specs, according to LoopNet, on the Clifton location are:

  • Property Subtype: Freestanding
  • Building Size: 675 square feet
  • Price: $1,504,424
  • Price per Square Foot: $2,299
  • Tenancy: Single
  • Land Acres: 0.51 AC

I Thought About Buying Into This Franchise

A distant relative of mine, so distant we've never met, owns two Human Bean locations in Coos Bay, Oregon. A number of years ago I was in Coos Bay and visited one of their shops. The coffee is absolutely incredible. In my opinion, their products are a few steps above other major coffee chains.

After visiting that shop in Coos Bay, I gave serious thought to opening a franchise in Grand Junction. The endeavor didn't go far, but for a while, at least, it was on the table. This prospect, like most others in my life, lacked one important element - money.

How Much Does It Cost To Launch One Of These Businesses?

Looking at The Human Bean's official webpage, costs to start a franchise range from $346,825-$835,225 depending on the site development specifics of your location.

Looking Forward To Their Grand Opening

The website for the new locations says, "Coming Soon." With that in mind, we have something to look forward to in 2023.

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