The Bottom Line Coffee House opens in basement of Beethoven Apts

The Bottom Line Coffee House, the long-awaited coffee house in the Beethoven Apartments, opened it doors earlier this week, adding one more piece to the quality of life puzzle in Detroit's Midtown neighborhood.

The small coffee shop occupies one of the two basement commercial spaces in the recently renovated apartment building at the corner of Prentis and Third streets. Pat Harris and Al Harris Jr. have been working since 2010 on opening The Bottom Line Coffee House, which it and its team of five people are now managed by their son Kyle Harris.

"We saw this as just sort of the area that didn't have an independent neighborhood place," Pat Harris says, her family wants it to become a Cheers that serves coffee. "There was a void and we wanted to fill it. ... We want it to be something that neighbors and friends would gravitate toward, a place people want to come and relax."

The Bottom Line Coffee House also has a focus on promoting high-quality products that are often local. It brews renowned Intelligentsia Coffee, uses Michigan Green Safe Products and sells cookies made at Traffic Jam & Snug.

"We wanted things that were natural and sustainable," Pat Harris says.

Source: Pat Harris, owner & partner of The Bottom Line Coffee House
Writer: Jon Zemke

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