COLDWATER, MI -  A coffee shop that had its beginnings as a funding source for a restoration project for the historic Abram C. Fisk home, now serves a different purpose in providing a comfortable destination for the community.

Rescued Lumber Provides Furnishings for Community Coffee ShopThe Blue Hat Coffee / Gallery serves coffee, tea and lunch, catered events and also provides a place to view artwork by artists from around the country. All of the tables and cabinets in the Fisk house were built with lumber that was harvested from the property. Wood types include solid black walnut table tops, hard maple legs and aprons with black walnut inlay

The Fisk house was built between 1840 and 1850 and features 12-foot ceilings and turn-of-the-century chandeliers.

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