Something new is brewing in Five Forks, and naturally, it consists of coffee.
The owners of Chestnut Coffee House, Jon and Brandi Ward, are preparing to open their third location in the coming months at 330 Scuffletown Road in the Simpsonville/Five Forks area.
After a long car ride back home from Texas, Brandi Ward mentioned her long-lasting dream of owning a coffee shop of her own to her husband. Despite being an overthinker and knowing little about coffee, he agreed to the idea, she said, and the couple signed their first lease to the empty space that is now known as Chestnut Coffee House and Market at 325 Rocky Slope Road in the Hollingsworth Park Neighborhood of Greenville, according to a Chestnut Coffee House news release.
With his building experience and her eye for design cultivated at their other company, Chestnut Homes, the shop took shape with an intent to feel like a home away from home. After opening the first location in January 2022, Chestnut has grown and accommodated thousands of customers in their two locations — the second being in downtown Simpsonville — sparking interest in the surrounding community of Five Forks, the release said.
“I grew up on the Five Forks side of Greenville in Asheton, and our first home that Jon and I purchased was off of Jonesville Road,” said Brandi Ward. “We are so delighted to bring Chestnut to this area of Greenville to offer really wonderful and organic-minded coffee and tea options from a local family business. We are natives to Greenville and love being able to create an environment where folks enjoy coming to visit. Our staff is just incredible, and we are excited to watch them grow with us.”