Fill My Cup will go in the former Lula Lee’s space, with a focus on helping people move past drug addictions.
Baldwyn has a new coffee house complete with a barista to mix your personal favorite flavor of tea, coffee, cappuccino, espresso, or iced coffee.
The added bonus is that the coffee sold will help a person who has battled drug addiction and is looking to make a better life.
“We are a Christian-based business with an emphasis on employing men and women going through transition from drug addiction,” said Tammy Lee, owner of Fill My Cup. Lee, who attends Anchor Church in Tupelo, plans to eventually establish a transition home located in Baldwyn.
Lee said the name, Fill My Cup, came from a Jewish tradition where visitors to a home were given a cup of coffee or tea. If the visitor was acceptable, their cup would be filled. If the visitor was unacceptable, their cup would only be half full. The late Charles M. Gordon was a Jewish businessman who owned several downtown Baldwyn buildings and property throughout the area. He was loved by all in the community. The name of the coffee shop is in memory of Mr. Gordon to honor his tradition.
As in all great coffee shops, Fill My Cup will offer delicious pastries such as cupcakes, muffins, nut rolls, cinnamon rolls, pies, cakes and more to customers. The menu will offer a wide assortment of flavors for drinks. Live music will be offered with acoustic guitar, patrons who love to sing or guest singers. With warmer weather in sight, Lee plans to offer smoothies and other hot weather drinks.
“I am so excited to be included in Tammy’s endeavor,” said part-time employee Shelaine Pennington. “When she called me to ask if I could work for her, I immediately said ‘Yes.’ Although I am retired, I wanted something to keep me busy between traveling and this is perfect for me.”
Saturday night, March 17, Lee will host an invitation-only opening for youth ministers and pastors. Angie Camp, author and singer from Mooreville, along with Austin Malone of Baldwyn will provide the music. There will be prayers and testimonies shared throughout the evening.
Lee plans a tentative opening for the public on Thursday, March 22. Business hours will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and closed on Sunday.
Fill My Cup is located at 101 East Main Street in Baldwyn in the former Lula Lee’s building.