Grafton Arts Mill Coffee Roastery opens

News Graphic Staff

Nov. 4, 2014

GRAFTON — The Grafton Arts Mill Coffee Roastery recently opened at 1300 14th Ave.

It is the second location of Cedarburg Coffee Roastery.

The inside is spacious, with plenty of seating and a counter for viewing the roaster at work. Roasting of beans is done on-site and fresh bakery is made there, as well as at the nearby Cedarburg location, according to a news release.

The space is handicapped accessible and has Wi-Fi. It shares a patio with the Glass Palette Wine Bar next door.

The indoor space has the original high ceilings and post and beam framing, as well as three-foot-thick masonry walls. Remodeling of the space was kept to a minimum to retain the original character of the White Lily Flour Mill.

Corrugated tin ceilings were aged before installation to make it look like they might have been there for 130 years. Modern artwork hangs on the walls. The art was done by the artists on the second floor of the Arts Mill.

If you continue through the coffee shop and climb the stairs – or get a ride up to the second floor on the vintage 1930 freight elevator – visitors will come to the artists’ studios.

Painting, jewelry, fabric arts, collages and much more fill the space and artists are on-hand to discuss their work.

The third floor of the Arts Mill features Balancing Arts, a yoga studio, and a large gallery space with an ever-changing display of art work displayed by Paula DeStefanis, the Arts Mill director.