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BBQ Restaurant to Replace High Point Coffee At Jackson Avenue Location

High Point Coffee on Jackson Avenue in Oxford.
High Point Coffee on Jackson Avenue in Oxford.

After five years on Jackson Avenue, High Point Coffee is set to close its doors on Feb. 14, and serve customers only at its North Lamar location.

Owner, Robert Mims, said that it was better for the business to “focus more time and resources on the downtown location.”

“Like any business, after evaluation we decided that it was in our best interest to put the most effort into our strongest area,” Mims said.

High Point’s Jackson Avenue drive-thru, which is popular among customers, set it apart from the North Lamar location. Jessie Smith, a regular drive-thru customer, will miss the popular study spot.

High Point Coffee

“I will sincerely miss the convenience and wonderful service of the Jackson Avenue location,” Smith said. “I studied there often, as it was a nice escape from crowds on campus.”

A note on High Point’s door reads, “We regret to inform our loyal customers that this location will be closing down effective February 14, 2016. We thank our wonderful customers for a great eight years and look forward to continuing to serve you at our location on the Oxford Square. We encourage all of you to make plans to visit the Square location at 265 N. Lamar Blvd. beginning February 15, 2016.”

According to Oxford Galleria I, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, a Dallas based national franchise, is set to take High Point’s place. The location will have outdoor seating and plans to cater to the Oxford-Lafayette area.

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