LIMA — Positive vibes are all the way around at Lima’s newest downtown coffeehouse. Vibe Coffeehouse and Cafe held a “soft” opening on Monday.
It’s located toward the rear of the 311 Building at 311 E. Market St., Lima.
For owner and CEO Carlton McLellan, it’s been a long process to bring his dream to reality.
“We started about four years ago — 2017 to be exact, looking for a space here in downtown because we’re just excited about what was happening downtown and always wanted to own a coffee shop and do something here for my hometown community,” McLellan said.
The vacant warehouse showed promise, and McLellan was ready to transform the space.
“We happened upon this old warehouse space that we’re sitting in now. It was just a big, old, vacant, ugly, nasty — what you would expect from a warehouse but immediately saw just an open airy kind of space that we can put a stamp on and turn it into something that I…