New coffeeshop in Fitger’s

When the Lakeview Coffeehouse was replaced by a women’s clothing store in early June, the Fitger’s Brewery Complex was without a coffee shop.

About a week later, Higher Grounds Coffee House opened at 600 E. Superior Street. The small kiosk next to Fitger’s Wine Cellars and Andi’s Closet features Fitger’s brand coffee.

"When [Lakeview] went out of business, [Fitger’s] wanted someone to showcase their coffee," said shop owner and its sole operator Michael Bruley, a barista who used to operate a coffee shop inside Twin Ports Bible and Book before that store went out of business.

Higher Grounds has two tall tables, a couch and chairs at the counter, as well as Wi-Fi.