As you might know, Lux Coffee Bar is my “office” and hang out. I go there almost every morning to work and some times to relax. There are lots of great coffee shops in Central Phoenix, but I choose Lux as my home away from home because it has a certain unique energy to it. It’s not clean or pristine, it’s usually crowded and there isn’t much space to sit, if you’re lucky enough to find a seat. But this particular set of circumstances gives Lux a je ne sais quois appeal, not unlike a messy, busy, crowded city.
So you might imagine my shock and dismay at hearing that Lux was moving and also becoming a wine bar. I’m not the only one who’s nervous about this looming transition. Many of my friends who frequent Lux feel the same way. We’re all thinking, oh no, is everything going to change? Is my morning coffee spot where I see all my old friends and make new ones going to disappear forever?
So I approached Jeff Fischer, the owner of Lux Coffee Bar and asked him how he created the magic of Lux in the first place and more importantly, if he thinks he can recreate it at his new venue.
Below is our conversation which I captured on video:
The magic of Lux Coffee Bar:
What won’t change:
Will the magic disappear?
Jeff expects Springfield to open some time in June. We wait with bated, nervous breath.