DAVID ELLEFSON’S ELLEFSON COFFEE COMPANY OPENS BRICK AND MORTAR COFFEE/MERCHANDISE SHOP IN DAVID’S HOMETOWN OF JACKSON, MINNESOTA
Ellefson Coffee Co., the boutique Coffee brand of Megadeth bassist David Ellefson will open its first brick and mortar Ellefson Coffee Co shop next week in David’s hometown of Jackson, MN. In addition to serving a variety of custom blends of Ellefson Coffee Co brands, including Roast In Peace, She Wolf, Kenya Thrash, and Urban Legend, ECC will also be a retail outlet for Ellefson Coffee products and memorabilia, as well as a satellite retail outlet for titles and merchandise from Ellefson’s EMP Label Group.
The store will also serve as a “Museum of Deth” featuring permanently displayed artifacts and memorabilia from Ellefson’s personal collection , as well as memorabilia from other artists. After teaming up with local Jackson Coffee shop Coffee Choices (one of Ellefson’s personal Jackson haunts) and owner Susan Reiter for their Urban Legend blend, David’s ECC (and EMP) partner Thom Hazaert suggested taking the partnership farther.
“One day Susan and I had a conversation about the idea of sort of re-branding Coffee Choices into something more aligned with the ECC brand, and us coming in as partners.” Says Hazaert. “I pitched the idea to David, we had already discussed the idea of opening a brick and mortar outlet maybe in Phoenix, and we all loved the idea, being David’s hometown, and Susan’s amazing history in Jackson, and her experience running Coffee Choices.”
Adds Ellefson, “I’ve been blessed to travel the world year after year as a musician but my roots have always stayed in Jackson, MN. So, it’s a true honor for our coffee brand to have a retail shop on the main street USA I grew up on, and to serve the very community I was born and raised in. Aside from some great coffee and a fun Rock N’ Roll atmosphere, our store is a go-to destination for coffee that also tells my story of heavy metal and global music history. I look forward to seeing you there!”
Also, any Megadeth fan already knows Jackson well, even if they don’t know it, as the connections to this small Midwest town run deep in Megadeth lore. Loon Lake Cemetery, that spawned the legend of Mary Jane, immortalized on So Far, So Good, So What is a few miles down the street, while the Ellefson family farm that inspired Megadeth hit Foreclosure of a Dream is also a stone’s throw from where ECC is setting up shop.
Hazaert adds, “Not only will Ellefson Coffee Co. now have a permanent face in David’s hometown, but being able to tie in EMP, and everything else we do, and with the huge sense of Megadeth history in Jackson, we are excited to be able to create a really unique and amazing fan (and Coffee) experience, that we are sure will not only be a highlight for the people of Jackson, but a destination for Megadeth fans from around the World.”
The first day of business officially as Ellefson Coffee Co. will be Monday, January 10th, with a grand opening coming later in the Spring. You can pay ECC a visit at 404 Second St, Jackson, MN, 56143.
Is the Kiss coffeehouse still around or did that bomb like their arena football team? Maybe Mustaine can start up a line of hot cocoa and marshmallow products called Cocoa is my business….
Good for David for bringing a business to a small community. Coffeehouses in small towns can do well if they become comfortable places for old folks to hang out at. Don’t know what the old timers will make of ‘Deth memorabilia, but run it up the flag and we’ll see who salutes it.
“Coffee is my business…and business is good” :o)
Maybe Ellefson coffee is the cure for hangover from Megadeth beer :o)
Kidding aside, I wish Ellefson the best with this new business and hope it fares better than Mustaine Coffee or the KI$$ Coffeehouse.
Maybe he’s taking a lesson from Duff, who has businesses outside of the music business.
Although, after this G&R tour, Duff probably wont be hurting financially. Nothign wrong with diversifying, with the unpredictability of the music business. I think Dana Strum does real estate.