Tri-City Hotspot: Live Oak Coffeehouse

By: Carter Houtman, reporter

Since its opening in January of 2017, Live Oak Coffeehouse’s parking lot has always been packed and the baristas have been working nonstop to make the coffee shop a place that is as welcoming as it is exciting. At 711 Ashman St. in Midland, Live Oak is in a prime location.

Tri-City Hotspot: Live Oak Coffeehouse

Photos by Kelly.

Live Oak not only has the main coffee shop to draw in customers, but also has several events every week for all kinds of people and 1personalities. The Maker’s Room, just off the main coffee shop area, is a space that is exclusive for productivity, in any endeavor.

College students can rent the Maker’s Room for large study groups, while it can also be used as a party room. For the artsy folk, Live Oak puts on art classes multiple times a week. Trivia nights on Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. are a fun way to hang out with friends. For those interested, tickets are available on their Facebook.

In addition to the Maker’s Room, Live Oak has a large upstairs room where swing dancing classes are held on Tuesdays. For those who are looking to start their own small business, Ideation sessions are held next door on Wednesdays to help entrepreneurs brainstorm ideas.

In the summertime, Live Oak has an outdoor patio with live music on Fridays, and will be partnered with various food trucks like Pizza Baker and Midland Burger Company that are at the shop 4 days a week, beginning mid- to late-April.

Little Midland, a playscape created for young families, is available upstairs 5 days a week from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The playscape features a miniaturized town where kids can play on the street without worrying about cars. This is an ideal option for young families and single parents looking for something to do with their children during the colder months when going to a park isn’t an option.

Live Oak is without a doubt one of the busiest small businesses in the Tri-Cities, and it isn’t hard to see why. Even on the off chance that there isn’t anything on the long list of happenings that suits your fancy, there is one thing that everyone can get on board with: An exceptional menu and coffee flavors with homemade syrups are at the ready to make any visit worth your while.

Live Oak Coffeehouse is definitely the place to visit when you’re looking for somewhere new to go. The coffee is excellent, the atmosphere is to die for and there couldn’t be more activities for you and your friends to take part in.

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