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Mayor's Coffee Shop in Ludlow to Host Grand Opening, Will Show Off Second Floor

Yes, Ludlow Mayor Ken Wynn opened his new coffee shop back in the spring but he's finally ready for his big grand opening party.

“We opened earlier this year, but we wanted to have a grand opening to invite folks in so they could really experience what we have to offer,” said Ken Wynn, who owns and operates the business along with his brother, Steve, and his nephew, Andy. “Like us on Facebook at Wynners Cup Café and stop by this weekend for our grand opening.”
 
Wynners is also taking the opportunity to announce the opening of its second floor banquet hall, which can accommodate up to 160 people for wedding receptions, community and family gatherings, graduations and more. 
 
“The banquet hall is another way to serve the people of Ludlow, and draw more people into the community,” said Wynn, who also serves as the Mayor of Ludlow. 
 
Wynners also offers complimentary Wi-Fi.
 
The grand opening festivities begin Friday, Dec. 5, from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a comedy showcase featuring host and master of ceremonies Santa Cox and his two comedian elves, Adam Minnick and Tim Collins.
 
On Saturday, Dec. 6, Wynners will offer live music from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with Skirt and Boots, an Americana Folk trio.
 
Then on Sunday, Dec. 7, festivities include:
 
--Christmas Crafts Boutique from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.;
 
--Pictures with Santa from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Customers can take their own photos with Santa. 
 
--Live music with Spencer Settles from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
 
“We are much larger than the typical coffee shop,” Wynn said. “At 2,700-square-feet, we have room for up to 40 people, so it’s very relaxing, very open and comfortable, a great neighborhood gathering spot. We have clubs and groups that come in, and basically use the space for their meetings and gatherings. We let people come in, and if they like we can serve food and drinks during their meetings and events. We had a group from the Northern Kentucky Senior Services come in, and we served them a box lunch.”
 
“We have bacon and turkey sausage, but this is Northern Kentucky, so goetta is our best seller,” Wynn said.
 
Also on the breakfast menu are loaded biscuits and gravy and waffles.
 
Wynn encourages folks heading out to work, dropping the kids off at school or starting their day to call in or text their order and it will be ready by the time they arrive to pick it up. 
 
“A lot of people from Villa Hills and Crescent Springs come down through Ludlow to get to work in Downtown Cincinnati or to Interstate 75 in Covington,” Wynn said. “If they send me a text or give me a call when they’re leaving the house, we’ll have their breakfast and coffee ready for them when they get here.”
 
Ludlow is also popular with bikers, who cycle west along KY Route 8 into Boone County. Wynn encourages the cyclists to stop in for a drink, breakfast or lunch when they are beginning or ending their bike rides.
 
“We took an older building on the main street through Ludlow, rehabbed it and opened a business that is serving the community,” Wynn said. “If people just come in and try us, we know they’ll be back and they’ll become regular customers of Wynners Cup Café.”
 
Ludlow recently added another new coffee shop when Folk School Coffee Parlor opened its doors last month
 
Wynners Cup Café hours are Monday thru Friday 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; and Sunday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
 
-Staff report