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LA VERNIA -- The Mesquite Bean, a coffee house and gourmet sandwich shop and unique gift shop, will host a customer appreciation event Saturday, Dec. 7, to celebrate its anniversary and grand reopening.

The shop, with its friendly and relaxed atmosphere, has served the La Vernia area since July 2012.

The Ramzinski family owned the day care next door and originally purchased the land as an investment, with the intent to remodel it and lease it out.

But Melba Ramzinski thought the area had a great atmosphere for a coffee shop, and encouraged her son, Ryan, to just open it himself. Ryan, a La Vernia High School graduate, is a sixth-generation La Vernia-St. Hedwig area resident.

The family opened this unique venture in 2012, adding the gift shop in October that year, with Melba in charge of this enterprise. She and Ryan were joined by Frances Staffy.

The Mesquite Bean Coffee Shop’s menu includes fresh homemade baked breads, pies, soups, gourmet sandwiches, and wraps, frappuccinos, and smoothies. They also offer reloadable gift cards. A drive-through offers convenience.

Coffee shop hours are Monday through Saturday, 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Breakfast is offered until 10:30 a.m.

A new full breakfast line is available Monday through Saturday. The Ramzinskis have also added Pruski’s Market beef patty burgers, served on Frances’ home-baked buns, to the menus.

The gift shop includes jewelry, home décor, holiday décor, candles, and home-made and unique gifts.

The Mesquite Bean also offers space for personal and private parties -- to host 40 guests -- at $10 per person, no room charge. Groups can rent the dining facilities for $200 on Sundays, plus the cost of food provided.

The Mesquite Bean Coffee Shop is located at 302 F.M. 1346, just behind the La Vernia H-E-B.

For more information, visit www.themesquitebean.com, find them on Facebook, or call 830-779-1010.
 

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