Little Amps Coffee Roasters, the first coffee roastery in Harrisburg, will hold its grand opening from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Part of the growing Midtown revival, the 800-square-foot café and coffee roasting shop is at 1836 Green St., at the intersection of Muench Street in the city's Olde Uptown neighborhood.
Owner Aaron Carlson said he hopes the shop will serve as a hangout for coffee enthusiasts and a showroom for his handcrafted brews.
Two years ago, Carlson moved back to Harrisburg and bought a small commercial roaster and several hundred pounds of beans. He began roasting in a local warehouse and selling his beans online with the idea of one day opening a coffee shop.
That day arrived earlier this year when he learned WCI Partners, the Harrisburg-based developer leading the revitalization efforts in Olde Uptown Harrisburg, was looking to add a coffee shop in the neighborhood.
Little Amps gets its name from the small amplifiers his bands, The Carlsonics and Nethers, used during his days as a touring musician.
The shop will be open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. In addition to coffee, Little Amps will serve light breakfast fare, including bagels and pastries.