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The Mill Coffee & Bistro to open at Nebraska Innovation Campus (http://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/the-mill-coffee-bistro-toopen- at-nebraska-innovation-campus/)
NIC's first restaurant has deep roots in Lincoln. Daniel and Tamara Sloan, owners of The Mill Coffee & Tea, announced their plans to open athird Lincoln location at Nebraska Innovation Campus this summer. The new shop, to be called The Mill Coffee & Bistro, will feature The Mill’s signature coffeesand teas as well as an expanded food menu of breakfast items, lunch items, small plates,snacks, wine and beer. The Mill Coffee & Tea (http://millcoffee.com/) is a small-batch craft coffee roaster, espresso bar andtea house that was started in Lincoln in 1975. The original store is now located at 800 P Streetin the Historic Haymarket. Daniel Sloan said it has been 17 years since The Mill opened its second location, on PrescottAvenue near South 48th Street – and that he believes the new spot at NIC is the nextcompelling opportunity for The Mill. “The new Mill Coffee & Bistro at Nebraska Innovation Campus will allow us to provide thewarm, welcoming, collaborative community we love to create in an environment that strives to enhance and support education, research and innovation,” he said. The Bistro’s menu will include a full line of pastries, quiche, breakfast burritos, yogurt parfaitsand fresh fruits. Additional menu items will include salads, soups and hot and coldsandwiches, a variety of small plates and snacks. The Bistro will also offer cask wine, aselection of bottled wine, and local and regional craft beers. “We are so fortunate to have The Mill Coffee & Bistro locate at NIC,” said Dan Duncan, NICexecutive director. “The Bistro will play a significant role in creating the culture and socialactivities key to developing an environment of innovation on campus.” Construction on the new NIC restaurant space will start this month. The Bistro will be on thefirst floor of the campus’ north Innovation Commons building. The space will feature dining,meeting and gathering space. Guests will find soft seating for small group gathering, acommunal table, audio-visual equipment for small meetings and free WiFi. NIC is a research campus designed to facilitate new and in-depth partnerships between theuniversity and private sector businesses (http://www.innovate.unl.edu) . At full build-out, NIC will be a 2.2-million square-foot campus with uniquely designed buildings and amenities that inspirecreative activity and engagement, transforming ideas into global innovation. Tetrad PropertyGroup (http://www.tetradpropertygroup.com) is the private sector development partner for NIC. Tetradprovides a full range of development services for the campus, including master planning,construction management, leasing and property management.