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Pewter Spoon opens in Caz village

Pewter Spoon Café baristas prepare orders while customers eat lunch. The new business, which is located at 87 Albany St. and owned by Pat Carmeli, opened on Friday, Oct. 5 in Cazenovia.

Pewter Spoon Café baristas prepare orders while customers eat lunch. The new business, which is located at 87 Albany St. and owned by Pat Carmeli, opened on Friday, Oct. 5 in Cazenovia. Terence Hartnett

— Already, though, Carmeli is planning for the Pewter Spoon’s future. “We just applied for a beer and wine license,” she said, and she hopes that customers will soon be able to enjoy a drink with their lunch or dinner.

Barista Alex Henkel is also optimistic. “I think it’s a great place to study, and the hours are more suited to students,” he said. Henkel noticed that college students have been coming in frequently. He said some of them stay for hours, “we had one customer in here for five hours the other day, studying.”

The Pewter Spoon is a friendly place. The comfortable seating area welcomes customers to eat lunch with friends, read a book with a cup of coffee, or take a study break with a freshly-baked treat.

Even at its busiest times, the morning and lunch hour, the space is not too loud for studying, or too quiet for having lunch.

The Beatles, John Denver and their contemporaries croon in the background of the chatter and sound of spoons hitting bowls and mugs.

The Pewter Spoon is well on its way to becoming the community center Carmeli wants it to be. Her latest plan is opening the space to local music acts and holding a small concert.

The Pewter Spoon is open from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays and is closed on Mondays.

For more information, call 655-5554.

Terence Hartnett is freelance journalist for Eagle Newspapers, and a graduate of Cazenovia High School and St. Bonaventure University. He can be reached at hartnetc@bonaventure.edu.

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