@ Loves Local Next Stop: Sip & Savor in Bronzeville

You can’t go wrong with a great cup of coffee. Chicago coffee house, Sip & Savor, has made sure that they’re serving up the finest certified fair trade coffee with plenty of breakfast options. Aside from a drool-worthy menu, Sip & Savor is more than your local coffee shop. Founder and CEO, Trez V Pugh III has made community the forefront of Sip & Savor by spotlighting local talent, hosting a variety of events, and featuring menu options from local bakeries.

With three locations throughout Chicago’s South Side, Sip & Savor continues to grow and bring positivity to anyone who walks through their doors. The passion for great coffee and community is evident and inspiring. We’re thrilled to bring @ Loves Local to Sip & Savor’s Bronzeville location (528 E 43rd St, Chicago, IL 60653) on Thursday, February 11, 2021 from 10am – 12pm CT for a 12-oz beverage of your choice on @properties. Read on to learn more about Sip & Savor and how to redeem your free drink.

@properties: What inspired you to open Sip & Savor?

Trez V. Pugh III: A need for something classy and elegant targeted toward entrepreneurs, business professionals, and your everyday worker in underserved communities who wanted to network is what inspired me to open my coffeehouse.  What originally began in 2005 as Bronzeville Coffee House morphed into Sip & Savor.

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@properties: You have three Sip & Savor locations in different neighborhoods of Chicago. @ Loves Local will be hosted at your flagship location in Bronzeville. Was there anything in particular that drew you here?

TP: My first coffee house was started at 528 E. 43rd Street because I owned the building and it was convenient.  Once we opened, all the other locations were suggested to me by developers that wanted me in their properties as an extra added amenity.

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@properties: Other than the innovative coffee concoctions, we were really drawn to Sip & Savor’s mission of garnering community. How do you keep this at the forefront of your business?

TP: We manage to keep the community at the forefront by constantly mentioning it on social media, hosting events that add value to the community when possible, we showcase artists, photographers, musicians, etc. from the community also.  We are really big on helping disabled veterans, recovering addicts, and the homeless in the community.

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@properties: When it comes to coffee, you have a variety of different flavors (we’re eyeing those creative mocha’s specifically!). What is your favorite item on the menu?   

TP: I have so many favorites, so it’s very hard to pick one, but I can tell you from the customer’s preference….it is the “Caramel Royale”, this is our number one stunner.  It consists of two shots of espresso, caramel sauce, your choice of milk (2%, skim, soy, almond, oat, or coconut), caramel syrup, all topped with whip cream, and caramel drizzle on top.  We can make this drink hot, cold, or blended like a smoothie…yum!!!

The Details

When ordering, mention @properties or @ Loves Local on Thursday, February 11, 2021 from 10am – 12pm CT for a 12-oz beverage of your choice on the @ tab*. Sip & Savor is located at 528 E 43rd St, Chicago, IL 60653. Be sure to follow @atproperties and @sipandsavorchicago on Instagram and use our hashtag #AtLovesLocal when you visit.

Limit one beverage per person. When visiting, please respect others by wearing a mask and maintaining a 6-foot distance.

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