The Coal Country Chamber of Commerce welcomed Gotcha Latte with a ribbon cutting at their grand opening in downtown Gillespie. The coffee shop owned by Kim and Mark Henderson is located at 102 South Macoupin Street in the old dime store near Ageless Fitness. The location was formerly Furniture Rescue by Ruth Loveless.
The business has a wide range of menu options including hot and cold coffee and espresso drinks and donuts by B&K Bakery. The warm, inviting, vintage atmosphere has plenty of furniture for socializing with neighbors and friends. The coffee shop offers free wifi to customers and computers to use for a small fee. The restaurant is open Monday through Friday 6 to 10:30 in the mornings and 4 to 8 in the evenings and Saturdays 7-11 in the mornings.
Children pictured in front: Maris Brill; Candi Katchmar; Benji; De Maya Johnson; Jaxon Ballinger and Madelyn Ballinger; Jack Clark; Hunter S.; Kiylee Cothern; Gracie Nelson; Raegan Madaline; Zephy and Liz Visintin.
Adults first row: Cathy Visintin; Mike Brill; Gina Gucciardo; Dee Reid; Margie Brill; owners Mark and Kim Henderson; Olivia Van Doren; Brandi Odum; Saundra McGrady; Laura Kozak; Barbara Sawyer; Rev. Nathan Nelson; and Peggy Nelson.
Middle Row: Janice Painter; Mary Kirk; Luke Herron; Lisa Rondi; Ron Reid.
Back Row: Xavier Fosch, Miranda Henderson; Lisa Ballinger; Angie Clark; Gerald Brand; Jayden Schmidt; Laura Gucciardo; Alyssa LeBlanc; Abbie Barber; Kamron Hartpence; Mason Campbell; Larry Moreau; and George Sawyer.