A final farewell to a Mercer staple: Jittery Joe’s

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A final farewell to a Mercer staple: Jittery Joe’s

With a late Instagram post on July 24, the Mercer community said farewell to its long-standing coffee shop, Jittery Joe’s. Photo by Laurel Huster.

With a late Instagram post on July 24, the Mercer community said farewell to its long-standing coffee shop, Jittery Joe’s. Photo by Laurel Huster.

With a late Instagram post on July 24, the Mercer community said farewell to its long-standing coffee shop, Jittery Joe’s. Photo by Laurel Huster.

With a late Instagram post on July 24, the Mercer community said farewell to its long-standing coffee shop, Jittery Joe’s. Photo by Laurel Huster.

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With a late Instagram post on July 24, the Mercer community said farewell to its long-standing coffee shop, Jittery Joe’s. The space will reopen with a new name and some familiar faces, but long-time customers like myself are more than a little heartbroken.

For me, Jit Joe’s was more than a just a coffee shop, it became my second home during the last three years of my life at Mercer. While I live less than 30 seconds away, I still chose to spend my time studying, hanging out and consuming unhealthy amounts of iced coffee at Jit Joe’s across the street. It would not be uncommon for me to close the place out several times a week and I know I am not alone.  

Jit Joe’s truly became a staple in the Mercer community and grew to be loved by the student body, faculty and citizens of Macon alike. It played host to a number of club meetings, study dates and just regular coffee lovers. So it is safe to say that more than a few people are sad to see the place go.  

While we don’t know exactly what the new coffee shop, Z Beans, will have in store for us Jit Joe’s fans, we do know that gone are the days of the great two-tip jar debate, all the specialty lattes we came to love and the friendships we made over grueling hours of studying in those four walls.

So goodbye to the cozy place we all came to love, goodbye to the poetry slams, goodbye to the unique drinks, goodbye to the world’s most diverse playlist and most of all, goodbye to some of the employees that made Jit Joes more than just a coffee shop, the ones who made it feel like home.

 

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