Diva Espresso Lands in the Hangar


Left: Jessica Hamper (Diva Espresso Director of Operations), Mele Olsen (Diva Espresso owner), Greg Hamper (Diva Espresso owner), Mayor David Baker, and City Manager Rob Karlinsey sign a six-year lease to occupy the retail space inside the Hangar. Right: The 4,500 square foot Hangar building will open summer 2017. 

The City of Kenmore and locally owned and operated coffee retailer Diva Espresso have signed a six-year lease to occupy 1,200 square feet of retail space inside the 4,500 square feet Hangar building at the 20,000 square feet Town Square in downtown Kenmore. Build out is expected to begin in April. The opening of the Diva Espresso Kenmore location is planned for late spring. It will be the company’s seventh non-franchised shop.

Diva Espresso will complete the living room ambiance that’s planned for the Hangar. Residents, visitors and employees from nearby businesses will soon have a new place to relax with a great cup of coffee, a tasty lunch or sweet treat while enjoying the beauty and serenity of Kenmore’s new Town Square.

“Signing this agreement with Diva Espresso is the latest in a series of significant steps we’ve taken over the last several years to move forward with the community’s vision for downtown Kenmore,” said Mayor David Baker. “Diva Espresso’s local brand is a great fit for our City’s newest hangout space. Their presence in the Hangar Building will help to shape the warm and inviting atmosphere we envision for the space.”

Anticipated to open in late Spring, Diva Espresso will operate seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday – Saturday and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays serving espresso and other coffee drinks, teas, and other beverages, such as smoothies and Italian sodas; baked goods, sandwiches and related food items; ice cream; and beer and wine for on-premises consumption.

“We are thrilled to expand the Diva family to the City of Kenmore! We are looking forward to helping the City build a strong and vibrant community,” said Diva Espresso Director of Operations Jessica Hamper.

In summer 2017, the highly anticipated Town Square and Hangar building will open to the community as a new destination in downtown Kenmore with a #WhyILoveKenmore grand opening event.

The Town Square and Hangar are part of a multi-million dollar public-private downtown investment that includes pedestrian improvements and street restriping for additional on-street parking; the LINQ Building’s 94 modern residential lofts and flats that opened in February; plans for a new sit-down restaurant; the Spencer 68 Apartments + Lofts completed in 2015 with the second phase constructed slated for completion in August 2017; and the relocation of Kenmore Camera in 2014. These developments will bring more than 300 multi-family units to Kenmore’s downtown when complete. Visit: www.kenmorewa.gov/downtown to learn more about Kenmore Village.

Diva Espresso has been independently owned and operated since 1993 and now has six locations throughout Downtown and North Seattle. We believe noteworthy coffee only originates with a combination of moral and equitable relationships between grower, broker, roaster and consumer.  Diva continuously strives for excellence in customer service and product quality. Perfection In-A-Cup!

To view the Seattle Times article published March 3, 2017, visit www.seattletimes.com/business/retail/diva-espresso-ventures-out-of-seattle-to-kenmores-future-hub/.

Last updated: Mon, 03/06/2017 - 3:33pm