Old Soul to open in Oak Park

Illustration By mark stivers

First, Starbucks bailed on Oak Park, closing its 35th Street and Broadway location. Now, locally owned Old Soul Coffee Roasters is bailing out the neighborhood’s coffee lovers. “It’s about building our local community,” explains Old Soul co-owner Tim Jordan, who roasts coffees that are fairly traded and purchased from origin farms across the globe. The small chain, which now operates at “two-and-a-half locations” (two in Midtown and a “half,” Jordan jokes, inside The Sacramento Bee headquarters) will open in the 40 Acres Art Gallery and Cultural Center at the old Starbucks site early next year. Mayor Kevin Johnson spoke this past Monday at a community event at the future Old Soul home. He didn’t declare Sacramento the “city of artisan coffeehouses,” but nowadays, he very well could have.