By Kristin Boza
Two Mile Coffee Bar, 1766 W. 95th St., revolutionized the 95th Street Metra train station for a unique family-operated coffee experience. Created and co-owned by Nate and Sonia Hollister and Gretta and Patrick Dertinger, Two Mile is ready to expand to a second location in the space previously occupied by B-Sides Coffee + Tea, 9907 S. Walden Pkwy.
B-Sides Coffee + Tea recently closed when its owners moved to another state. However, the attractive location on the Metra Rock Island line aligned with Two Mile’s branding to enhance the train commute for local residents, and provide a welcoming space to enjoy coffee and entertainment.
Co-owner Sonia Hollister said she expects to open the second location in April. “Kevin and Karen [previous owners of B-Sides Coffee + Tea] built a strong foundation at 99th and Walden Parkway. The timing was right for us to expand into that existing space and make it our own,” she said.
Customers can expect a similar feel to the branding and design of the new location, as well as of course enjoying plenty of Intelligentsia coffee expertly crafted by Two Mile’s coffee design team.
Hollister said that they may expand their hours at the second location, and will utilize the outdoor space to bring musical guests and other entertainment that they’ve featured at the 95th Street location to Walden Parkway.
“The response from the community has been overwhelming! We are so excited to have the support of our customers and the other businesses on Walden,” Hollister said. “We can’t wait to bring our coffee to Walden.”
Two Mile has weathered the storm of the Covid-19 pandemic and offers mobile orders and curbside delivery. To place a mobile order, visit them at https://twomilecoffeebar.square.site/ or call 773-614-8115.