Voxx Coffee brings its Synesso espresso machine and retro aesthetic downtown. Photo via Facebook.

The downtown crowd is due for another local java destination come summer. Voxx Coffee, an Eastlake Ave staple for more than four years now, is opening a second cafe on the corner of Sixth and University.

Regulars of Voxx know it as a spot where custom Lighthouse blends brew by day, and wine and beer flow by night. Michael Uetz and fellow co-owner Myriam Guillemin will import that same beverage menu, as well as the stellar sandwiches, wraps, and pastries. And the 4-7 happy hour? "Not sure," says Uetz, "but I have a feeling we will."

Also carrying over is the retro styling that makes Voxx such a looker. "I have a passion for mid-century design," says Uetz. "We’ll incorporate some of the same elements." But expect touches unique to 2.0, too. This new cafe is longer and narrower than the original, so Uetz guesses it will accommodate a smaller crowd, maybe around 20 people. The contractors are having at the space as we speak; Uetz anticipates it will open in July.

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