But the coffee shop, which also served great organic sandwiches, may not be gone forever. Greg Bandelin, the owner of Grind On, is seeking to open elsewhere on Harford Road, according to Mark Tough, executive director of the Neighborhoods of Greater Lauraville Inc.
We hope so. Grind On, which served Zeke’s Coffee and was picked best coffee shop by City Paper this year, was a charming setting with its sunshine yellow and cheery red décor. We haven’t been able to catch up with Greg, but when we talked to him after the cafe first opened in 2008, he said he was committed to the area. After all, he lives there, too.