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Coffeehouse opens on Highway 55 north of Betty's (way north)

You could say the newest coffee shop to be started by a group of Columbia folks is just north of Betty's O.K. Country Cooking on Highway 55 -- way north.

If you keep driving 92.4 miles from the Adair County Courthouse past Betty's on Highway 55, you'll come to Shelbyville, Kentucky where three Adair County High School graduates have opened the Sixth and Main Coffeehouse.

John Cox, Pen Waggener and Tom Waggener are the entrepreneurs behind Sixth and Main Coffeehouse where you can get a great cup of plain coffee or one of those new coffees in various uptown blends with flavors and enhancers.

John's brother, Jason Cox, was not recruited away from his position at the Bank of Columbia for this effort.

To keep track of their efforts, you can visit them at the shop when you're travelling in that area, or you can go to their website

The menu is extensive. It includes a wide variety and hot and iced coffee and tea drinks as well a variety of desserts.

Sixth & Main Coffee will carry a highly selected mix of new and used books, with heaviest emphasis on Kentucky books, including the Shelby County area authorsand histories, mysteries, and a nice line of fiction. A selection Kurt Vonnegut titles are included.

A Vonnegut connection with the Louisville area exists. Vonnegut's uncle, W.K. Stewart, refused to carry Vonnegut's books in his store because the books had "dirty words" in them.

This story was posted on 2005-04-25 06:50:47
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Adair-Shelby connection: new coffee shop on Highway 55 N.

2005-04-25 - Shelbyville, KY - Photo Staff. ACHS GRADS JOHN COX, at right, and Tom Waggener were on duty Sunday to welcome guests to the Sixth and Main Coffeehouse. The new business is located in the historic building (shown in the inset) at the corner of 6th and Main Streets in downtown Shelbyville, Kentucky. The other partner in the new business, Pen Waggener, was shelving and pricing books which will also be offered in the store. Click 'read more' for the details.
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