Grit Coffee is a local chain of four coffee shops founded by Brandon Wooten and Brad Uhl in 2014. It was created through the purchase and rebranding of Para Coffee on Elliewood Avenue, Café Cubano on the Downtown Mall, and Trailside Coffee in Old Trail Village. Wooten and Uhl originally took over Para Coffee from Eric Kelley in 2013. A Stonefield location opened in December 2016. Grit launched its own roastery in February 2018.
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