PRESTONSBURG – The smell of fresh brewed coffee filled the air as the City of Prestonsburg and the Floyd County Chamber of Commerce welcomed Prestonsburg’s newest business to town earlier in the week. City Perk Coffeehouse, owned by Jennifer Kopecky, officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday.
Located at 119 North Arnold Avenue in Prestonsburg, City Perk Coffeehouse is next to State Wide Press and The Floyd County Library. Kopecky said opening the new business in her hometown of Prestonsburg is a dream come true.
“When I graduated from Prestonsburg High School in 2001, I moved away and got a job working at Starbucks,” Kpecky commented. “I enjoyed the atmosphere and was eventually offered a manager’s position with the coffee shop chain Joe Muggs. Working at both Starbucks and Joe Muggs, I knew I could run and manage a coffee shop business for myself. I learned the business and worked on a business plan for five years. When I moved back to Prestonsburg, the opportunity presented itself to put the plan into action. I am very excited to be in Prestonsburg. I hope everyone will come by and check us out.”
Several local residents, friends, family members and individuals working around town came out to support Kopecky for the grand opening. City Perk is the only coffee shop located in Prestonsburg and Floyd County.
Andrea Saddler is a reporter for The Floyd County Times. She can be reached at (606) 886-8506.