Location #1 – Mugby Junction

Mugby Junction

Winona, MN

451 Huff Street

Mugby Junction

For the first location of Pages and Mugs, I decided to start with the coffee shop I frequent most often, Mugby Junction.

It is located right across the street from Winona State University, and is a hot spot for coffee-addict college students such as myself.

Mugby Junction, known around town as Mugby, is run by Carew Halleck, an owner who also works the bar making lattés and sandwiches on a daily basis while ordering and running the shop. There are four Mugby Junction locations in Winona. The location on Huff street is the full sit-down shop, sharing a building with the Winona State Lutheran Campus Center. The other location operated by Halleck is a drive-thru Mugby, located at 718 Mankato Ave. There are also two kiosk locations, selling Mugby coffee. One in Somsen Hall at Winona State and one in the Winona Health and Clinic campus.

Mugby offers many types of coffee drinks, inventing new concoctions daily. They also offer sandwiches and soup, of which I have never heard a negative comment.

A local favorite, Mugby Junction is always hopping with college students doing homework, clubs holding meetings, regulars chatting with the employees, or kids buying cookies with their parents.

Mugby is unique for many reasons, here are just a few:

– Mugby displays are of local artists on their walls. If you paint, draw, take pictures, blow glass, or more, you can offer your art for show.

– A local bottling company provides Mugby with soft drinks in glass bottles. When you bring the bottle back, you get a dollar in cash right away. what a deal!

– a piano is available for anyone to practice or play on at any time of the day, (In fact, I am listening to a guy play right now!)

– Mugby has their own brew, called the Pickwick Blend, named after the nearby Pickwick Mill.

– Mugby recycles their coffee collars. Working like a penny bowl, take one or leave one as you please so you can be part of the recycling process.

– There are hundreds of books at Mugby that are free for your reading pleasure, right on a bookshelf along the wall. As long as you don’t take them with you. (Only in Minnesota some may say 🙂 )

Make sure to visit Winona, Minnesota soon and stop by at Mugby Junction!

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