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Downtown espresso bar Blacktop to open next week
Downtown espresso bar Blacktop to open next week

Downtown's Arts District has a new neighborhood specialty coffee shop. Blacktop, a tiny espresso bar from Handsome Coffee Roasters co-founder Tyler Wells, is set to open April 23. Wells teamed with Wurstkuche owners Tyler Wilson and Joseph Pitruzzelli to launch Blacktop, a 240-square-foot cafe next to retail and gallery space Alchemy Works on 3rd Street. (The two spaces are connected by a sliding barn door.) Both Blacktop and Alchemy are located in the building that also houses Wurstkuche's offices and commissary.  Designed by Kellie Patry (Honeycut, Seven Grand San Diego), Blacktop will serve espresso drinks, brewed coffee, mocha and iced coffee on tap. The coffee...

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