Kaya Coffee House to discuss potential sale at meeting


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Students and community members sit at tables on Jan. 7 at Kaya Coffee House.

Kaya Coffee House is hosting an informational night tonight at 8 p.m. to discuss the potential sale of the former SBX Bookstore building to United Apartments.

The Mount Pleasant City Commission will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. on Feb. 13 to discuss the potential rezoning of the building. If the rezoning is approved, the sale to United Apartments will move forward.

Kaya owners Emily Miller and Abigail Chambers are committed to keeping the coffee shop open and in the same location at 1029 S. University St. They have organized the meeting to discuss the situation, show people how to get involved and plan for the public hearing. Local band Kavazabava will also play an hour long show .

“It’s to discuss what to look forward to and any future plans if something happened to a negative effect,” Chambers said.

“We hope people show up (to the meeting) to show the community wants Kaya. We don’t want to disappear. We don’t want to move. That’s where we’re standing.” 

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