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Mugs On Milton Brings Good Coffee To The Locals

By Elisha Neubauer

Coffee isn't just a luxury. For many, it's a necessity. Coffee-lovers are diehard, always eager to grab the next cup. For those living in urbanized areas, coffee shops sit atop virtually every corner. But, for those in the more rural areas, finding a killer cup of coffee can be a little harder.

This was the case for the folks of Milton, Georgia. That is, until Jenn Newton and her friend Gretchen Smith launched Mugs On Milton.

Mugs On Milton started slowly. Everyone in town had been asking for a coffee joint, Newton included, but nobody wanted to take on the job. After much prodding and coercion from her friends, Newton decided to take it upon herself to give the locals what they wanted: a great place to get a great cup of coffee.

But, Newton didn't want to stop at just coffee. After several approaches, she convinced her friend Smith to join in on the project and bake goodies for the soon-to-be eatery. Before long, Mugs On Milton had a full lunch and treats menu in addition to a variety of coffees.

"I have always wanted to own my own business, but never imagined that would be a coffee shop," Newton said. "Luckily I have a great business partner in Gretchen Smith and we have been able to make this all work!"

The small eatery was such a hit that today they have two locations: one in downtown Alpharetta and one in downtown Milton/Crabapple. Each location is unique, designed solely around the community it is imbedded into.

Visitors to the Alpharetta location will find a quaint and cozy atmosphere which utilizes the older features of the building in order to create a little gem within evolving downtown area.

"It's like a little piece of home with different sections where people can enjoy a little different atmosphere in each," Newton said.

The downtown Milton/Crabapple location is housed in a much newer space which creates a more spacious feel, while still blending in a welcoming, more local appeal. Both locations offer conference rooms for off-site meetings and free WIFI for customers.

"We try to maintain consistency at both locations with great coffee, espresso drinks, and our made-in-house, fresh-baked treats," Newton said.

In today's society, shops like Mugs On Milton depend highly on the opinion of the community around them. Basically, the locals can make or break an establishment like this. Newton and Smith understand this and have spent a great deal of focus on providing an environment which guests feel at home in.

"We really try to make people feel welcome and part of our little community at the shop," Newton said.

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