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River Market’s Quay Coffee Opens at Nelson-Atkins Museum

Kansas City, MO. Dec. 18, 2017–Quay Coffee, a coffee shop which debuted in Kansas City’s River Market in June 2012, has opened a second location at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Located on the Plaza level of the Bloch Building, the shop will offer hot drinks as well as pastries.

“The Nelson-Atkins is delighted to host Quay Coffee at the celebrated Bloch Building,” said Julián Zugazagoitia, Menefee D. and Mary Louise Blackwell CEO & Director of the Nelson-Atkins. “I look forward to enjoying coffee in the proximity of incredible art works.”

At the Nelson-Atkins, Quay Coffee is located at the north end of the Bloch Building. Customers can park in the museum garage or in the lot directly across 45th Street.

A quay (pronounced “key”) is a dock or harbor on a moving body of water. The River Market was at one time called The River Quay, and the coffee shop took its name from that.

“Quay Coffee is a multi-roaster, which means we sample coffees roasted by companies across the country,” said Cory Stipp, owner. “We choose the coffees we’re excited about, so we always have a variety of unique offerings.”

Quay Coffee has served coffee from roasters in Seattle, San Diego, Denver, Tulsa, Minneapolis, Chicago, Vancouver, and, of course, Kansas City. Syrups and spice mixes are made in-house. The menu will include coffee, tea, cocoa, breakfast burritos and pastries. Quay Coffee at the Nelson-Atkins will be open Wed–Sun, 8 am to 5 pm, with a discount for museum members.

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

The Nelson-Atkins in Kansas City is recognized nationally and internationally as one of America’s finest art museums. The museum, which strives to be the place where the power of art engages the spirit of community, opens its doors free of charge to people of all backgrounds. The museum is an institution that both challenges and comforts, that both inspires and soothes, and it is a destination for inspiration, reflection and connecting with others.

The Nelson-Atkins serves the community by providing access to its renowned collection of nearly 40,000 art objects and is best known for its Asian art, European and American paintings, photography, modern sculpture, and new American Indian and Egyptian galleries. Housing a major art research library and the Ford Learning Center, the Museum is a key educational resource for the region. In 2017, the Nelson-Atkins celebrates the 10-year anniversary of the Bloch Building, a critically acclaimed addition to the original 1933 Nelson-Atkins Building.

The Nelson-Atkins is located at 45th and Oak Streets, Kansas City, MO. Hours are Wednesday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Thursday/Friday, 10 a.m.–9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Admission to the museum is free to everyone. For museum information, phone 816.751.1ART (1278) or visit nelson-atkins.org.

For media interested in receiving further information, please contact:

Kathleen Leighton, Manager, Media Relations and Video Production

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art