Owned and operated by Louisa Green and her husband James, Headquarters fills a renovated storefront that James, a professional carpenter, has stylishly outfitted using reclaimed wood. Headquarters will serve coffee from local roaster Roast Inc., along with pastries.
Headquarters had a preview party on Friday, and Louisa Green says she expects to open sometime this week. (Saturday at the latest, she hopes.)
Louisa Green said she’ll be serving up a signature espresso drink spiked with chocolate and cayenne, and a similar sweet-and-spicy flavor profile can also be found in the house roast that Roast Inc. created specifically for Headquarters. In addition, you can look for teas and herbal infusions from another local company, High Garden.
The Greens will open their coffeehouse early in the morning to supply morning joe to folks heading down Charlotte to work. It will operate Monday through Saturday, and at least at first, it will close in late afternoon. Headquarters is at 4902 Charlotte Pike.
A version of this story appeared in my Food Biz column in this week's print edition of The City Paper and online in the Nashville Post.