Second Location of Ascension’s 84 Point Coffee Coming to Fountain Place in Downtown Dallas

DALLAS – September 26, 2017 – CBRE announces 84 Point Coffee, a specialty coffee shop from the founder of Ascension Coffee, has leased 1,500 square feet at Fountain Place for its second location. Supplemented by high-quality grab-and-go food offerings, this craft coffee cafe will be a highlight of the new retail offerings at 1445 Ross Avenue. 

Russell Hayward, founder of Ascension and 84 Point Coffee, is certified as a Licensed Q Grader by the Specialty Coffee Association of America and is one of a few select coffee professionals around the world who are trained to cup and score Arabica coffee. Mr. Hayward selects every coffee served at 84 Point to ensure its quality. 

The Dallas-based cafe expects to open at the renovated Fountain Place in early 2018. 84 Point Coffee is committed to serving only coffee that scores over 84 points on the Specialty Coffee 100 point scale. Only 5 percent of the world’s coffee harvest scores over 80 points, the official quality line for specialty coffee. 

“We try to find unique sites that have their own character built in,” said Mr. Hayward. “When I first saw Fountain Place, with its world-renowned fountains and trees and its central courtyard, the site seemed like a natural community gathering place, like-minded with the Ascension experience. We knew we had to be part of this special place.” 

Fountain Place is an iconic 58-story office tower located in the heart of Downtown Dallas. Under the ownership of Goddard Investment Group, the property is currently undergoing a $70 million renovation, including the addition of retail and a 10-story parking garage. The redesign will open the lobby to the outside plaza, with cypress trees and fountains. 

“Russell has created a wonderful brand with Ascension Coffee, and his new concept 84 Point Coffee is the perfect fit for our restaurant amenity area on the water at Fountain Place,” said Jim Wilson, Partner, Goddard Investment Group. “We couldn’t be more pleased to have him set the pace for the other restaurant choices we will add to this exciting and beautiful area.”

“84 Point is ideal for the vision Goddard has for this restaurant collection,” said Amy MacLaren, CBRE. “The group of restaurants we are assembling will be embraced by the residents of the area, the office worker as well as the Klyde Warren Park/Arts District visitor.”

Jack Gosnell and Elizabeth Herman with CBRE in Dallas represented 84 Point Coffee in lease negotiations. Ms. McLaren with CBRE in Dallas represented the landlord, Goddard Investment Group. Architectural design for the 84 Point space is being done by Rene Gracia of Lucid and Wendy Ruff of GHA Architecture.