GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – As county virus restrictions decline, a locally owned coffee hut is hoping to brew up business.
Jitterz Coffee Hut on the corner of 7th Street and North Avenue is under new ownership.
A young brother-sister duo bought the business at the beginning of May and has been operating during these uncertain times.
One of the owners said the closure of Grand Junction High School resulted in Jitterz losing half of its business.
The coffee hut has slightly modified its menu due to the significant drop in customers.
“We took over as soon as the whole virus thing started,” said co-owner Jaden Ruppe, “We didn’t really expect it to die down so much at the beginning, we thought it was going to be a little more consistent, not so, just nothing for a while, because these streets were completely empty, like no cars at all.”
Jaden said, although they’ve had to cut hours, they appreciate the customers that are showing support and understand that people need to prioritize their health right now.
Jitterz is open from 6:30 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, and 7 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.