Blue Hat Coffee proposed for Farmington’s Masonic Hall

An independent, woman-owned coffee shop may be moving into downtown Farmington’s Masonic Hall.

Planning commissioners will on Monday take a look at plans for Blue Hat Coffee & Gallery, which currently operates in a historic home just off U.S. 12 in Coldwater, Michigan. The shop would occupy the building’s first floor, with a small patio built along the south side.

Masonic Hall Blue Hat
This illustration shows how the patio would be configured if plans for the Blue Hat Cafe are approved.

Plans call for reserving for private use five parking spaces in the untimed, public lot on the north side of the building, with the balance of spaces becoming time-limited. Other than the patio and interior design, the structure of the historic Masonic Hall will remain unchanged.

Commissioners will review plans and set a public hearing date during their 7 p.m. meeting at City Hall. Learn more about Blue Hat Cafe at bluehatcoffee.com.

The agenda also includes a public hearing on the city’s 2020/2025 Capital Improvement Program, a short-term plan for identifying and categorizing large and/or very expensive projects. The CIP does not fund projects, but helps determine priority for major expenditures.

Plans for the coffee shop, along with the capital improvement program document, are posted with the meeting agenda at farmgov.com/City-Services/Government/Agendas-and-Minutes/Planning/2019.aspx.