Order & Chaos Coffee Opens on Key Highway

| October 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Order & Chaos Coffee has opened in a 1,100 sq. ft. space at 1410 Key Hwy. in Federal Hill. The new shop is headed up by the team at Planit, which recently relocated from downtown to a new 30,000 sq. ft. office in the same 97,000 sq. ft. complex. This building, which dates back to 1919, was the former home of Syrup KING Molasses.

Order & Chaos features concrete floors and original architectural elements, and is decorated with concept sketches from Planit. The space has a dining room designed like a work space with large and small tables and dry erase boards on the wall, as well as free WiFi. The space also has floor-to-ceiling interior glass walls that provide customers with a transparent view inside the agency’s collaborative work environment. Planit also plans to frequently survey customers for useful consumer insights that may be incorporated into strategic campaigns for its clients.

Order & Chaos Coffee will serve gourmet hot and cold brew coffees, espressos, cappuccinos, lattes, teas and several varieties of smoothies. Pfefferkorn, a local family-operated roasting company located in Locust Point and that has been supplying Baltimore with coffee since 1900, was selected to develop custom coffee blends exclusive to the coffee shop.

Food at Order & Chaos will be highlighted by its Walking Waffles, a European-style Liége waffle flavored with caramelized sugar, for those on the go. The shop will also sell pastries, cookies, and to-go salads and deli sandwiches.

“Order & Chaos lives as an actual extension of our agency and we see a real opportunity to connect with the neighborhood and literally provide a glimpse into our creative world,” said Ed Callahan, co-founder and creative strategist at Planit, in a press release. “It also gives us the opportunity to learn more about consumers, test concepts and ideas and receive public opinions. Advertising is a stimulating industry and we hope guests will stop by to find out what we’re up to behind the glass walls.”

Matt Doud, president and co-founder of Planit, said at a media gathering last week that they look forward to being a part of the neighborhood, and that they hope to open more locations in the future.

Order & Chaos Coffee currently staffs 11 employees with plans to expand in the future. Ryan Herzig is the general manager and most recently served as general manager of Roti Mediterranean Grill in Washington, D.C. Prior to that, he was area supervisor for Venti Tre Modern Italian. Herzig said Order & Chaos will use as many local products as possible.

Order & Chaos is open Monday through Friday from 630am to 4pm and Saturdays and Sundays form 730am to 3pm.

Along with Planit and Order & Chaos, Home on the Harbor has relocated within the complex to a new 9,000 sq. ft. store and Race Pace Bicycles has relocated within the complex to a new 12,000 sq. ft. store. The complex is also the home of Charm City Networks, Mark Thomas Architects, EnerNOC, O’Connor & Mooney Realtors, and several smaller companies.

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