Roscoe’s Coffee Bar, Richmond Virginia
By Ginny McKinney
Located in the Historic Depot District of Richmond, Indiana…Roscoe’s is the brainchild of Terri and Mark Widau. Along with their business partner, Jared Ward, the Widau’s strove to create a meeting place that would give people a sense of community…especially for the students of Earlham College located nearby.
After living on the outskirts of town, the Widau’s sold all but a small piece of their rural property and bought a two story building in the historic district, opening Roscoe’ in September 2012. With their living quarters upstairs, the first floor is home to the coffee bar as well as their sister business of selling craft beers. Ullery Ice Cream is sold in a corner of the main room. Light lunch fare of paninis are offered along with local chocolates. Jared Ward roasts single source coffees daily with fresh grind on the premises.
With a casual atmosphere of exposed brick and local art, Roscoe’s offers a haven from the hustle and bustle of the world. A very large living area with sofas is located in the rear of the coffee bar inviting one to come and stay a while. Terri wants everyone to leave with the feeling they were met on equal ground, and accepted right where they are in life. Oh, and anyone who names their coffee bar after their dog, Roscoe, is ok in my book.
Roscoe’s Coffee Bar & Tap Room
185 Ft. Wayne Avenue
Richmond, Indiana 47374