Turbo Espresso Bar Expanding With Devonshire Mall Location

Thursday July 15th, 2021

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Turbo Espresso Bar Downtown Windsor location

Turbo Espresso Bar is opening up a second location at Devonshire Mall.

With this new expanded location, Turbo Espresso Bar Devonshire Mall will be the first new LCBO licensee in the main artery of the mall to offer alcoholic beverages and local wine, beer and spirits in over 20 years.
Turbo Espresso Bar in Devonshire Mall can provide these offerings thanks to the cooperation of the City of Windsor and Valerie Dawn, Principal Architect at Glos Arch + Eng.

Turbo Espresso Bar could obtain a liquor license using shared restrooms and without a formal exterior exit – both items that traditionally made applying for license challenging.

“This is why no one else has done it — licensing a small space in a shared environment was rendered impossible by costly and impractical architectural upgrades. As a professional who is new to this region, I was able to bring in some perspective from other municipalities, and I was happy to find that the City of Windsor’s building department was filled with bright, good-natured, critically-minded individuals who were open to dialogue”, said Dawn.

Together, they came to a solution that satisfies the requirements and intent of the Ontario Building Code while also relaxing existing restrictions for café spaces under 30 seats.

“When we were first told that this was impossible, that’s what really piqued my interest,” said Renaldo Agostino, Owner of Turbo Espresso Bar. “People who know me understand that I love a good challenge. I like to make positive things happen! This is a game-changer for small businesses like ours, and it couldn’t have happened without Valerie Dawn and the amazing staff at The City of Windsor”.

Turbo Espresso Bar Devonshire Mall and will seat up to 30 patrons; designed by NXT Level’s Ramy Yacoub, the café will have a comfortable lounge feel. Turbo Devonshire Mall is also working towards offering local wine, beer and spirits’ to-go’. Shoppers will be able to take home a bottle of wine from North 42 or a six-pack of beer from Walkerville Brewery and other local participating merchants as well.

Turbo Espresso Bar at Devonshire Mall will be open by the end of July and be open seven days a week. The Downtown location is open six days a week, with indoor dining available starting this weekend.

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