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News Eagle - Hawley, PA
  • Ravyn & Robyn reopens as wine bar, coffee shop

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  • HAWLEY - You may have seen the "Closed for Renovations" sign in the door for the last several months. Ravyn & Robyn, which first opened at Main Avenue and Keystone Street as a restaurant in 2013, is reopening with a whole new concept.
        Manager Allison Hunsberger announced that downstairs there will be a wine bar with small plates, offering meats and cheese, other appetizers and freshly made desserts. On the second floor there is a separate, specialty coffee shop. A grand opening was set for Friday, July 18 at 5 p.m.
       Rather than a full restaurant,  Ravyn and Robyn has been re-branded as a "before and after dinner place." Open to the desires of their customers, she said that a seasonal menu is being developed and subject to what they learn from their patrons.
        As stated on their web site, "We have drawn inspiration from our favorite restaurants in Spain, Italy, and New York. An evening here might include a beautifully prepared charcuterie and artisan cheese board accompanied by one or two small plate items. Our extensive wine selection will be available by the glass and the bottle. In addition to the wine offering, we will have a full liquor bar, and a small variety of beer. Here at Ravyn & Robyn you will be able to sit back, relax, and enjoy your evening."
        The wine bar will be opened Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 5 to 9 p.m., and Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 5 to 11 p.m.
        They were still deciding on offering live entertainment, she stated, and again, will depend on what their patrons want.
    ••• Brew Coffee Co.
       The Brew Coffee Company offers fines brewed coffees as well as tea. A free biscotti, of various types, is offered with each order. "K" cups are available for customers to pick up and take home to brew their own blend in a keurig machine.
        Allison said her parents, who have their own tech business, also started a coffee endeavor a tear and a half ago. They sell parts to coffee suppliers across the country. The family started a nonprofit organization to raise funds for clean water filtration systems in third world countries.
      Anyone who buys the Haitian coffee at the new coffee shop will benefit the cause.
       The coffee shop is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Coffee shop customers are welcome to sit outside at the tables along the sidewalk. Businesses may also call for free delivery of coffee.
       Access to the coffee shop is from the side entrance. For customers who can't easily use the stairs, in the entrance way they just need to call upstairs to place their order, and they will bring the order down to them.
    Page 2 of 2 -     About 10 to 15 people will be employed between the wine bar and coffee shop, except for one employee, the others are newly hired. They are still looking for some part-time help, she said.
         "Ravyn and Robyn" is named for her business partner's two daughters, she said.
         Originally from Bucks County, Allison said her family had had a home at Lake Wallenpaupack for 20 years. She said she really looks forward to doing business in Hawley. She said they have found the people to be so welcoming and friendly, and the community has many wonderful assets.
        Their business is located at 310 Keystone Street. The building opened in 1902 as the First National Bank of Hawley. In recent years it became known as Torte Knox restaurant. The interior still has the fine woodwork from its years as a bank, and the safe has been turned into the wine cooler.
      For information call 267-825-2766 or visit www.facebook.com/ravynrobynwinebar and www.facebook.com/brewcoffeeco, as well as web sites, ravynandrobyn.com and brewcoffeeco.com.

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