WEST FARGO-A hair salon and spa here has opened a drive-thru window-but it's not for convenient haircuts and massages.
Cloud 9 Salon & Day Spa, 3330 Sheyenne St., debuted its new drive-thru option Monday, Nov. 14, with a new team of eight baristas now serving up mochas, lattes and more from a full coffee bar.
It's the latest step in the salon's effort to step up its coffee game, a surprising feature for a business of its kind even before its java options recently became widely available.
Owner Rebecca Wood said when she opened the business 10 years ago in an end unit with a drive-thru window, the landlord requested she find a way to continue using the window.
Her mother suggested offering coffee and espresso beverages to customers at the salon and day spa, and Wood said she liked the idea as a way to stand out in the community.
For the past decade, Cloud 9 has had this complimentary caffeine service for its clients. But after upgrading coffee suppliers to Fargo-based Twenty Below Coffee Co. and hiring baristas to make drinks, she said the business is ready to offer Cloud 9 Coffee to the general public.
"It kind of was born out of 10 years of having it there, and now we can offer it also to customers all the time," Wood said.
Cloud 9 Coffee is open 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.