The Journal Record
By Molly M. Fleming




OKLAHOMA CITY - In June 2013, architect Mark Seibold opened Leaf + Bean in a parking lot at an intersection populated by competitors, NW 36th Street and May Avenue. His neighbors are Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts.

Serving Tulsa-brewed Topeca Coffee and teas from T, an Urban Tea House, Seibold's shop has been able to hold its own.

"It's an interesting business being in coffee and tea," he said. "Coffee and tea are both internationally traded commodities. We have to make a product that exceeds expectations."

His products certainly impressed City Center Development, which is why the company is having Seibold open a second location in the Mosaic apartments, 321 N. Oklahoma Ave. The shop, which is expected to open in February, will be in the northeast corner. It will offer the existing products and possibly more Oklahoma coffee roasters' beans. There will also be some light snacks.

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