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October 6, 2021

Investing in the community Local entrepreneur opens coffee shop in Florissant with a focus on giving back to the larger community

COMMUNITY VOICES By Rick L. Stevens. Pg. 2

By Wendy Todd Entrepreneur Nyshaun Harvey was in college at UMSL when she decided to veer off her intended path and open her own business, a daycare center. And now her most recent venture, Latte Lounge, which opened last November is taking off in Florissant, serving up coffee and community. Harvey wanted to start an enterprise that would bring people together and give back to the Florissant community. “I wanted to invest back into my community,” Harvey says. Decorated with wood and copper accents that give the space a “cozy” yet contemporary setting, the location is ripe for experiences like a coffee klatch, book club, or a solo visit. Making customers feel welcomed and comfortable is a priority for the young visionary.

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“I wanted people to feel like they had a safe place to go to in the community” ~ Nyshaun Harvey “I wanted an environment that provided others with peace. I wanted to offer coffee to people in hopes that it would be more than just a cup and help them in their lives in some way or another... I wanted people to feel like they had a safe place to go to in the community,” Harvey explains. Part of implementing that ambition began with finding the right space. “We found this place located two doors down from my childcare facility. Going in completely blind, I signed the lease and had

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Recipe, Movie & Sudoku. Pg. F-1 Submitted photos Top photo: Nyshaun Harvey is the owner of Latte Lounge in Florissant. Bottom photo: The “latte flight,” a serving of several coffees for tasting and comparison, is a popular menu item at the Latte Lounge.

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