Special groundbreaking ceremony held Sunday afternoon

A year after the demolition of the former Frye Chevrolet facility on Augusta’s West Seventh Street Corridor, a ground breaking ceremony was held Sunday afternoon. City officials, community leaders and business supporters gathered at the location to celebrate the construction of a new business.  
The event not only  turned the dirt on a new venture, but business owners Kim Braungardt and Zach Blue, along with Augusta Mayor Matt Childers, were celebrating birthdays and cake was served.
“Kim and Zach have worked diligently to bring Scooter’s Coffeehouse to Augusta.  I sincerely appreciate Kim’s vision and steadfastness,” Childers said. “ It was a great way to celebrate our birthdays by breaking ground on another piece of the puzzle that makes Augusta great.  As a city, we will continue working on our community makeover.”
Braungardt and Blue are moving ahead with the new Scooter’s Coffee, a Midwest-based coffee franchise.  The new Augusta location will be one of two new Kansas franchises for the growing coffee chain.
The coffeehouse, at 603 W. 7th, will feature a drive-thru and Scooter’s world-class brewed coffee, real fruit smoothies and various other coffee ship favorites.  Customers will be able to choose to order their favorite Scooter’s drink hot, iced or blended (frozen).  

Belinda Larsen can be reached at blarsen@butlercountytimesgazette.com. Twitter: @Belinda_Larsen