Wanberg founded Jubliee Roasting Co. at 1452 Kenton Street in Aurora in 2015. Through that venture, he connected with the owners and developers of Asterisk, who wanted to add a coffee shop to the mix. The circa-1923 building was originally a U.S. Postal Service garage, but most recently housed Wonderbound Ballet.
Necessity required a pared-down style for Jubilee Curtis Park, which gives it a more minimalist feel compared to the first location. There's still room on the walls for some artwork from overlapping artists, but overall, "it's a very different concept," the owner adds. "There's a lot more shininess [at Curtis Park]. We've got some some fun new equipment [to make] quick coffee for businesspeople."
Hanging out is encouraged, but the smaller space has limited seating. "In Aurora we do a lot of meetings, people hanging out, medical students, a lot of that vibe, a community hub," Wanberg explains. "But [Curtis Park] gets full pretty fast."
Neighbors in the area include many homeless service providers. "We think a lot about the impact we have on the neighborhood; in this spot, it has more to do with how we love and respect our homeless neighbors while maintaining our ability to serve our guests with killer hospitality," he continues.
Jubilee's coffee poured at the grand opening, but the shop's food menu, with toasts and other simple bites, is still under development. In the meantime, Wanberg will offer a full array of baked goods from Rebel Bread, with gluten-free and vegan options supplied by nearby Beet Box Bakery.
Plans are in the works for the coffee shop to have access to the 1,700-square-foot rooftop during warmer months, but for now customers will be able to get cozy inside the cafe at 1075 Park Avenue West from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays. The later hours during the week are in anticipation of a pending liquor license, which will add beer, wine and batched cocktails to the menu. For updates and more details, call 303-519-4817 or visit Jubilee's Instagram page.