The news came in a Facebook announcement from the company and also included the revelation that a new second location in the Third Ward is also in the works. In the announcement, officials said the move became necessary after the building was sold by its former landlord.
As a nonprofit, A 2nd Cup works to educate the public on human trafficking while also providing help to survivors. Through its Brazen Table program, the group provides culinary training to survivors and the ability to earn a food handler's certificate.
In a video posted to the company's website, Kathryn Rogers, executive director of strategy and impact, said the new spaces will help the group expand its reach.
"These two spaces will allow us to connect with new pockets of community and expand our economic empowerment opportunities for survivors or trafficking, including launching a barista training program for youth survivors of trafficking," she said.
The new Lindale Park location could open in November, while the Third Ward location could open in January. Addresses were not immediately announced for either location, and Community Impact Newspaper has reached out for clarification.
Meanwhile, the site at 1111 E. 11th St. has been listed as for lease.
Those looking to support A 2nd Cup in its transition can text WEAREBRAZEN to 44-321 to donate or learn more at www.a2ndcup.com/wearebrazen.