WEST TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – Macksville Coffee Company in West Terre Haute opened its doors to customers last month.
The shop takes the place of what was an old post office and antique shop. Owner Tracey Rubinacci said that her vision to bring a coffee shop to the town started in that old antique shop.
“I used to come into the antique shop and I just thought it was a nice open concept,” Rubinacci said. “It has a lot of room to have coffee and customers.”
Rubinacci said that business so far has been superb and she credited the West Terre Haute community for the current success of the store.
“I’ve just been overwhelmed and blessed to have all the support that we have in the community,” Rubinacci said.
West Terre is a small, tight-knit community where everybody knows everybody. Rubinacci explained that she hopes the shop can be a space for residents to reconnect.
“It’s nice seeing everybody come in and it makes me happy to reconnect with people that we haven’t seen in years,” Rubinacci said.
Residents of West Terre Haute are pleased to have the new and fresh idea in the community. West Vigo High School Senior Riley Dierdorf said that she’s excited to have a coffee shop style environment in the community.
“I think it’s a very important thing to have a place to hang out because we don’t really have a place to do that at,” Dierdorf said. “To have such a cool environment is an important thing to have.”