King of Clubs Brewing Co. opens in Premium Outlets

Staff writer

You can find fresh-made coffee, kombucha and more at King of Clubs Brewing Co, which opened in the Williamsburg Premium Outlets Friday.

While the company distributes its roasted coffee online and at local stores, including Earth Fare, The Peanut Shop, Wythe Candy and Anvil Campground, this is King of Clubs’ first brick-and-mortar location, owner Lance Zaal said.

Customers can expect to find a wide variety of roasted and brewed drinks, he said. Although classic roasted coffee is on sale, customers can also find King of Clubs’ freshly-made nitro cold brew coffee, kombucha, small pastries and more. The cafe also serves Jun, he said, a form of kombucha brewed with honey instead of sugar.

“We make our own kombucha and our own Jun. We roast our own coffee and we make our own nitro coffee and cold brew coffee,” Zaal said. “Today, when we have so many chain coffee places opening in Williamsburg, we’re one of the only ones opening that does everything locally ourselves.”

The store will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday, Zaal said, and a grand opening is planned for the end of May. At the ribbon cutting, customers will be able to purchase a bag of roasted coffee for 50 percent off, he said. The store will also let customers trade in a bag of coffee from home for a full 12-ounce bag of King of Clubs coffee on April 19 and 20, he said.

“We want them to bring in what they have at home and try what we have, and hopefully they’ll want to make the switch,” Zaal said.

In early summer, Zaal hopes to add more food items such as crepes, waffles and paninis to the cafe’s menu, along with craft coffee cocktails. King of Clubs Brewing Co. is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

For more information, visit kocbrewing.com or call 844-492-8379. The cafe is located at 5711-32 Richmond Road.

Amtrak is offering train trips between Virginia Beach and Boston at a 30 percent discount through its Unprank Sale through Wednesday

The sale lets customers purchase tickets along its Northeast Regional route for travel between May 1 through Aug. 28 with no blackout dates, according to a company news release.

For more information, visit amtrak.com/flashsale.

William Sleeth III and Susan Childers North recently joined law firm Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP’s Williamsburg office as partners, according to a company news release.

Senior counsel Gregory Bean and associate Brett Herbert also recently joined the firm’s Williamsburg office, according to the release. Sleeth and North will join the firm’s employment, retail and hospitality, health care and estate and trust litigation practice groups, according to the release. Additionally, Sleeth will serve as chairman of the firm’s community association law practice and as the office’s co-managing partner along with partner Ronald Giller.

"They are first-rate practitioners who are well known and respected in the region, and whose practices dovetail seamlessly with our own,” said Firmwide Managing Partner Dion Cominos in the release. “We look forward to growing further both in Williamsburg and throughout the state of Virginia in the coming years."

» Area commercial real estate agency RJS & Associates, Inc. has announced a number of new transactions in Greater Williamsburg:

» Diros, Inc. purchased the former Friendly’s restaurant property located at 1803 Richmond Road, and expects to renovate and open a new family style restaurant serving breakfast and lunch. Bobby Singley represented the seller in the transaction.

» Allmar, LLC purchased the former Cooke’s Nursery property at 1820 Jamestown Road, which totals 4.68 acres across three parcels. Bobby Singley represented the seller, 1st Advantage Federal Credit Union, in the transaction.

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