Johnston Street Java permanently closed its doors with a new popular local coffee chain expecting to take over.
According to Johnston Street Java’s Facebook page, the shop closed on August 4th. Signs displayed on the drive-through window and front door stated the owners were retiring. News of Jet Coffee’s expansion into the space was confirmed on their Facebook shortly after.
“We’re so excited for Ms. Marie to enjoy her retirement and so honored she has chosen us to pick up where Johnston Street Java has left off. We’re so excited to keep growing and serving in Acadiana one coffee at a time. We would like to thank every single person who has supported us along the way and to Ms. Marie & her family again.”
This new location will officially make Jet Coffee’s third location in Lafayette since first opening in 2019. The coffee chain has a location in Broussard and at 101 Camino Real Road.
Developing Lafayette announced the plans for the existing space include to remodel the building entirely, adding a new double-lane drive-thru system for greater efficiency, speed, & quality. The interior will also be fully renovated to maximize space & efficiency.
Additionally, the already existing large outdoor patio space will be renovated to include a full awning cover with large fans allowing customers to enjoy the outdoor space year-round.
To honor Johnston Street Java’s legacy in the community, Jet Coffee will introduce a special drip coffee blend for those that have enjoyed JSJ during their time in business. “Thank you to everyone who has supported us through the years and we will miss you all so much. Here’s to new beginnings,” Johnston Street Java’s last post said.
Jet Coffee plans to open in the newly renovated Johnston Street space by the end of 2023 or by early 2024.