The Alger Heights neighborhood is what I'd consider "underrated." I live nearby, and in the last six years since I've moved to G.R., I've seen it grow into this adorable little community with its own treasures; and that trend continues.

Two current business owners in Alger Heights plan on opening a business centered around two things that just about everybody loves: coffee and cocktails. MLive reports that Jonathon Foreman and Jon Frantz, co-owners of Urban Johnny's Hair Salon, are using the next door space to start 'Sip: Coffee & Cocktails.'

Everyone knows someone who loves coffee and/or cocktails so this concept is essentially catering to everyone. Foreman says that he especially likes the idea that those who don't drink alcohol can still get a fun, delicious-tasting drink. He spoke to MLive about his personal experience

I am a non-drinker and I love going out with my friends and am totally fine with being around alcohol, but one frustration I’ve had is I never really feel like I can go to a bar and get a really beautiful tasty drink that isn’t made with alcohol.

While the "mocktail" trend has seen a boost in the last few years, he's not wrong. There's not many places I can think of at the top of my head where you can order speciality [nonalcoholic] drinks.

The new cafe will be separated from the salon by a glass wall. The hope is also that salon customers take advantage of getting something to drink while they have downtime during their appointment. Which if you've gotten anything more than a haircut you know can definitely be a process.

Speaking of the salon, that too will undergo some changes. 12 additional stations will be added and some will be designated for stylists who want to rent a space.

Sip: Coffee & Cocktails is expected to be open early next year. It's unknown if any form of food will be served. You can follow their Facebook page for updates.

Get our free mobile app

What Are the Signature Drinks From Every State?