CULLMAN — Common Grounds Coffee Co. is a new coffee house located in Hanceville across from Wallace State Community College (708 Hwy. 31 North between Blue & Gray Drugs and Pizza Hut). The shop, operated by Crosshaven Church, offers hot and cold specialty coffees, pastries, soft drinks, Sno-Biz, smoothies, etc...It also has free Wi-Fi and flat screen TVs. The current operating hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and on Monday nights for College Night with live music at 7 p.m. The purpose of the shop is to reach out the community and to the college, and provide a great atmosphere for study groups, church small groups, and youth groups to hang out. Contact the church at 734-4140 if you would like to reserve the facility for a church or small-group outing.
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