Last updated: June 01. 2013 12:22PM - 845 Views
Darcie Dyer
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The cold weather has arrived, and so has Chill on Main.

The new coffee shop, ice cream parlor and eatery opened for business Nov. 23 at 120 E. Main St. in Elkin.

Owner Joy Beesley, mother of Jeff Gibbs who is owner and executive chef at Elkin’s celebrated 21 and Main restaurant, said she is very excited to now be open.

“We’ve had a great turn out and support in our first couple of days open,” she said.

The new, laid-back establishment serves an array of bagels from Bagel Station out of Winston-Salem, coffee from Bald Guy Brews in Boone, and teas from Charleston Tea Plantation and, of course, hand-made ice cream by Gibbs.

The chalk board behind the cash register is full with an extensive list of various coffees, teas, milkshakes, breakfast pastries, brunch items and hand-made ice-creams.

Beelsey said she decided to open this type of restaurant because Elkin didn’t previously have something like it.

“I opened it because I wanted Elkin to have a coffee shop place, but I also wanted Elkin to have a place with this kind of environment,” she said. “I hope people will come in here and say ‘this place works for me.’”

The front of the restaurant offers window seats for looking out on East Main Street, a large leather couch, and further inside there are booths and a large open play area in the far back.

Chill is currently open at 8 a.m. seven days a week and stays open until evening.

“We are still trying to see what the trend will be with the hours before we settle on our exact hours,” Beesley said.

She said they hope to eventually be open in the evenings for musical performances.

For more information contact Chill at 526-2445 or check out Chill on Main’s Facebook page.

Reach Darcie Dyer at 835-1513 or ddyer@heartlandpublications.com.

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