Bethesda Home administrators wanted to try something new as part of a facility-wide renovation that began in 2008.
When they realized space was available for a shop at the main entrance, Linda Peters and Eric Schrag approached the Hesston coffee shop Lincoln Perk. Bethesda Home and Lincoln Perk partnered to open a coffee shop in the building.
“It’s been a good relationship from the get-go,” Peters said.
The café opened Oct. 12.
Lincoln Perk is a niche coffee shop, Bethesda Home marketing and development director Schrag said. It offers espresso drinks and gourmet coffees, along with an assortment of baked goods.
The café is a pleasant welcome to Bethesda Home, he said. It offers another place for residents to visit with their families.
CEO and Administrator Peters said she thought the café met a need in the Goessel community. She hopes customers stopping for coffee or cinnamon rolls will be inspired to become involved with Bethesda home.
Several customers who stop at the café are from M.O.R.E. Inc. and Goessel schools, Schrag said.
“I’ve been very pleased with the reception so far,” he said.