From COVID closings to crash landing, Bean Town has gone through some trauma in 2020. Nonetheless, the Grand Reopening of Bean Town Sierra Madre is scheduled for Friday, June 18.
By Jean Sudbury
On August 10, 2020, a car lost control and crashed into Bean Town’s front door. No one was harmed in the incident, but the accident caused extensive structural damage to the historic building.
The necessary upgrades and repairs have been made, and Bean Town Sierra Madre will once again be a regular gathering spot. Bean Town has been a local run business since 1993, originally named ”45 Bean Town.” Although it has had a few owners, Bean Town remains a place in town that everybody knows.
Matthew Krantz purchased the business in 2006. He and his father have always been sure to make everyone feel welcome and comfortable. Coffees, teas, ice cream, pastries, quiches, salads, sandwiches and burritos are just part of the menu. The quaint, old fashioned feeling remains, and Bean Town will resume its place of value to the community in many ways.
Bean Town gives back to the community whenever possible. During the power outage of 2011 caused by damaging wind storms, Krantz delivered coffee and baked items to the emergency crews as they were repairing the electricity throughout the city. At this time, he kept Bean Town open via generator so local folks could come in get coffee and food. Bean Town has provided coffee and baked goods for the musicians performing for the Sierra Madre Art Fair. The folks of Sierra Madre will be very happy to frequent the local hang out again.
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