Buford native Lori Waters and fellow Buford resident Heather Pace have built Leather & Lace from its beginnings as a pop-up tent small business into the multi-service corporation it is today — Waters is owner and CEO of the company and Pace serves as COO and head of operations. Pace is also the certified coffee master and roaster behind the company’s coffee offerings.
The Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce will hold the ribbon cutting ceremony for Leather & Lace between noon and 2 p.m. Thursday, May 18. The Braselton Civic Center is located at 27 E. Lake Drive. A grazing table and refreshments will be provided, and attendees can RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leather & Lace Coffee & Company is an event-based business offering pop-up cafes and coffee and beverage services to off-site clients throughout Atlanta and northeast Georgia. In addition to coffee roasting, Waters and Pace operate a full-service corporate and event catering company — they are the in-house caterers for the Braselton Civic Center, operating in a $2.5 million on-site kitchen.
“Our company chose Braselton because of its growth and potential and we chose the Civic Center because of its size and the opportunity it gave our business to grow,” Waters said. “We are very happy to now be a big part of a blooming Downtown Braselton. We are honored to be celebrating our ribbon cutting with the Gwinnett Chamber and so many of our community friends.”
The coffee served up by Leather & Lace is artisan roasted — small batches, a couple of pounds at a time, are roasted over direct heat. The coffee beans are barrel aged. For more information, visit Leather & Lace’s website here and check out the company’s Facebook page.