Blue State Coffee Director of Communications and Partnerships Kelsey Cote spoke to the Hartford Chamber of Commerce about what the café enjoys most about being part of the downtown Hartford community.

Why did you join the Hartford Chamber of Commerce?

KELSEY COTE: We love being a part of the Hartford community. Becoming a member of the Hartford Chamber of Commerce is a way to join the conversation with those living and working in the city. The Chamber helps us keep up with Hartford’s development and growth and helps us serve our community as best as we can.

Why Hartford? How did you decide on the location for your business?

KELSEY: Hartford is a vibrant and evolving city and the central business district has so much to offer. It’s exciting to be a part of the growth and opportunity in Hartford.

Tell us about the neighborhood and what makes it unique.

KELSEY: Our cafe sits on Main Street in downtown Hartford, directly across from Connecticut’s Old State House, on the first floor of the 777 Main Street. Our neighborhood is always bustling with people who work and live in Hartford; go to nearby colleges; come to the city for the museums, theaters, and other arts; and are visiting Hartford. We’re fortunate to have a bit of everything so close by.

What is the best thing about living/working in Hartford?

KELSEY: The people! Blue State Coffee wouldn’t exist without the amazing people in the communities where we have cafes and we’re grateful each day that we’re able to meet and serve them.

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