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JAM Coffee & Community, Part 2: Community

JAM Coffee & Community, Part 2: Community

Everything about JAM is a community effort. After years of grassroots service in the Parkside neighborhood, Amber Small and Monica Cichon founded JAM as the coffee shop that people wanted, but built in a way that it has already become a vested and reciprocating member […]

We’re open for business!

We’re open for business!

Coffee and community at the corner of Parkside and Russell starts Saturday, March 30! We’ll open our JAM Parkside doors at 10am that first day, and then daily from 7am to 7pm with our full array of coffee drinks powered by Tipico Roasters Coffee, along […]

JAM Coffee & Community, Part 1: Coffee

JAM Coffee & Community, Part 1: Coffee

One of the questions we’ve heard more than most as we’ve been preparing to open JAM is… What makes your coffee shop special?

The shorthand response is: coffee and community. Those are the two equal pillars of why we do what we do.

Our coffee is exquisite and world-class, but also approachable and well-balanced.

JAM partner Jesse Crouse has spent his entire adult life engrossed in the world of coffee. From feeling the soils of Central American farms, to working in cafes from coast to coast, to roasting his own unique blends of coffee right here in Buffalo—Jesse worries about coffee so you don’t have to.

He created our signature JAM Blend in at his Tipico Roastery to be familiar and spectacular at the same time. Whether you’re a drive-thru caffeine junkie or someone who is looking to appreciate the finer notes of a cup, this is a coffee you will appreciate.

If you’re looking for a coffee adventure, you can take to the next level with one of our pourovers featuring unique blends as well as single farm coffees.

The same is true of our loose leaf and bagged teas and our line of pastries from our partners at Mundy Cakes.

Know that when you step into JAM, we offer the familiar but at a world-class level, but we also leave space for whimsy and maybe finding something new that you’ll love.

Mostly, we just hope that you’ll stop in and find out what makes JAM Parkside special for you. Grab a cup of coffee and tell us what you think.

Read more: JAM Coffee & Community, Part 2: Community

JAM Careers- Store Manager

JAM Careers- Store Manager

JAM is a modern cafe set in the beautiful Parkside Neighborhood in Buffalo’s Northside. JAM was created to help fill a void in one of the city’s prized and historic neighborhoods. We wanted to fill a vacant storefront with something that made the city, the […]

JAM careers – Barista

JAM careers – Barista

JAM is a modern cafe set in the beautiful Parkside Neighborhood in Buffalo’s Northside. JAM was created to help fill a void in one of the city’s prized and historic neighborhoods. We wanted to fill a vacant storefront with something that made the city, the […]

With Community Backing Jam Hits Funding Goal,  Breaks Escrow

With Community Backing Jam Hits Funding Goal, Breaks Escrow

With Community Backing Jam Hits Funding Goal, Breaks Escrow
Build-out of community owned café to begin in Parkside

BUFFALO, NY – Today Jam announced that it hit its capital campaign goal for its café in Buffalo’s Parkside neighborhood.

“We’re so excited to be able to share with you that this week we hit our goal and broke escrow on our capital campaign! It has been a lot of work these past months, but the support and enthusiasm from the community has been truly inspiring. Thank you to all of our investors for believing in jam and supporting community ownership,” said Amber Small, President of Parkside Progress, Inc.

Parkside Progress, Inc.’s Treasurer, Monica Cichon, added, “Creating a community owned coffee shop that benefits the neighborhood will be a wonderful addition to Parkside! We looked at public offerings like the Community Store in Saranac Lake where this type of business model has worked well, and built our model based on successful examples like that.”

Jam’s capital campaign relies on an intrastate offering exemption for the sale of securities in New York to bona-fide New York residents only. While community owned stores are rare in Western New York, they are regularly used in Britain and the American West where attracting and keeping businesses can be a challenge. It has proven to be an effective tool in creating sustainable businesses in engaged communities.

In January the capital campaign was extended for another six months. This means that the round will stay open until June 22nd in case additional investors are interested. Prospective investors who are bona-fide New York State residents and are interested in learning more should send requests to investors@jamparkside.com.

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ABOUT JAM
Parkside Progress Inc., is a New York Benefit Corporation. Benefit corporations are for-profit businesses which in addition to profit, include a positive impact on society, workers, the community or environment as a legally defined goal. The specific benefit purpose of jam is to improve the community, economic, and societal considerations in and surrounding the Parkside community in the City of Buffalo. Learn more at www.jamparkside.com.

It is important to note that the Attorney General of the State of New York has not passed on or endorsed the merits of the offering. Any representation to the contrary is unlawful. Offered by prospectus only to residents of New York State. NY I 17- 9969.

 

“Rust Belt Capital” – Community Based Capital Models (via Buffalo Rising)

“Rust Belt Capital” – Community Based Capital Models (via Buffalo Rising)

What would happen if community members came together to take control of their own destinies? Source: Buffalo Rising

Can Community Capital Programs Regenerate Upstate NY? | Upstate Venture Connect (via Upstate Venture Connect)

Can Community Capital Programs Regenerate Upstate NY? | Upstate Venture Connect (via Upstate Venture Connect)

Parkside in Buffalo, NY is one Upstate neighborhood victim to our transitioning rust belt economy. The area is now being revitalized with Community Capital. Source: Upstate Venture Connect

Parkside leaders working on community cafe (via The Buffalo News)

Parkside leaders working on community cafe (via The Buffalo News)

Parkside community leaders are working on opening a restaurant at the corner of Parkside Avenue and Russell Street that would redefine “neighborhood café.”

Source: The Buffalo News

Jam (via Buffalo Rising)

Jam (via Buffalo Rising)

Jam has the opportunity to become a beloved neighborhood hangout, where customers will come to love the slow pour overs. At the same time, it’s going to be a destination for those who appreciate world class food. And finally, Jam will be a coffee pit […]