Saturday, April 2, 2011

Ribbon Cutting Mania!

Grand Opening: Day Two
Friday was day one of Overflow Coffee Bar's grand opening, but Saturday was the ribbon cutting. The coffee bar at 1550 S. State St. had a big crowd to witness the official ribbon cutting scheduled for 10 a.m. Both South Loop aldermen, Bob Fioretti (2nd Ward) and Pat Dowell (3rd Ward) were in attendance. Overflow, on the west side of State St., is actually in Dowell's Ward, but owners Amanda and Brandon Neely, worked with both aldermen in the planning and location scouting.

Alderman Fioretti, third from left, says a few words before the ribbon cutting; from left to right, Deb Soehlig, Harriet J. Potoka, principal, Daystar School, Fioretti, Pat Dowell, Brandon and Amanda Neely
South Loop Support
The neighborhood came out in force, including four members of the Greater South Loop Association (GSLA), board, including president, Deb Soehlig.

Overflow was overflowing with customers.
Fulfillment of a Dream
Today is the fulfillment of the Neely's dream to open a independently owned coffee bar in the South Loop, the neighborhood where they live.

It takes a neighborhood to cut a ribbon.


  1. Can't wait to visit. So great to see new businesses coming to this area of the south loop! Congratulations Overflow.

  2. Thanks, for commenting, Kirsten. It was a very exciting weekend.

  3. Thanks for all your support South Loop Connection and the South Loop in general. We've been feeling the love!


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