Shop offers fresh selection of brews

July 03, 1997


Staff Writer, Waynesboro

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - It's one of those places where you can get coffee and "just about a little bit of everything," said Tammie McAllister, owner of Freyja's Garden, a new business venture in Waynesboro.

McAllister, 31, of Waynesboro, opened her small shop in May at 3 E. Main St. in the town square.

Patrons can find coffee beans, custom coffee blends, special teas, hand-made jewelry, tie-dyed T-shirts, potpourri and accessories.

They can order coffee, tea or McAllister's special espresso cappuccino or latte and drink it at small cafe tables spread around the interior or lounge in an art deco, waterfall-style sofa and chair taking up one large corner of the shop.

Before the shop became Freyja's Garden it was a baseball card shop. McAllister said she named her shop after a Greek goddess.


McAllister moved to the Waynesboro area in 1980. She and her husband then moved to York, Pa. where they ran a car stereo store. They returned to Waynesboro when her husband got a job at Grove Worldwide.

"Business is getting better all the time, "McAllister said. "I'm seeing new faces come in every day. They tell me they're happy to see a coffee shop downtown, that Waynesboro really needs one."

She said she opened her store because she has faith in downtown Waynesboro and because the rent is reasonable.

A group of Waynesboro Area High School art students stopped by when she was setting up her shop. They wanted to help and volunteered to paint a large coffee cup and the shop's name on the front plate glass window which McAllister uses as her sign. The students also painted a cup and saucer mural on the rear wall as a decoration

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