Revival is Brewing
Opportunity for Impact
The Well Coffeehouse has been invited by Belmont Church Leadership to consider our next location inside the
historic Music Row location of the Koinonia Bookstore at 16th and Grand on Music Square East. The 4000 sq. ft. locaton
has recently been awarded historical precedence as the home of Contemporary Christian Music by the Historical Commission of
Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County. Koinonia means "fellowship" in Greek, and that fellowship will continue to florish both locally and
globally over a cup of coffee.
This location will enable The Well Coffeehouse at Koinonia to serve the Music Row neighborhood and beyond, inviting the community to experience locally fresh roasted coffee, breakfast and lunch. The stage will come alive again, showcasing the current and future talents of Nashville while maintaining the history and legacy, similar to other local iconic stages with sought after performances. Additionally, through its profitability, this location will further the impact globally water crisis worldwide and meet the needs of the local community.
Koinonia // Fellowship
Religious music was integral to Nashville's identity as "Music City", from early music publishing houses to the international impact
of The Fisk Jubilee Singers. Key artists nutured locally in the 1970's eventually crossed over to mainstream fans by the 1990's. Contemporary
Christian and Gospel Music outsold jazz and classical. Nashville also became the captial of this new genre, serving as home to the Gospel Music Association,
major labels and a growing creative community.
Koinonia Coffeehouse opened in 1973 with artists such as Dogwood, Fireworks and Brown Bannister boldly sharing their faith through contemporary music. It became a destination for "Jesus Music" artists nationwide as young talen such as Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith shared their first songs. The neighboring Belmont Church helped with overflow crowds, co-hosting early CCM recording artists such as Honeytree, Randy Matthews, Don Francisco and more.
We may not have known what was going to happen when we created Koinonia, but God certianly did. Like Jesus' parable of the sower and the seeds, we had planted a seed.
Don Finto - Pastor of Belmont Church from 1971 until his retirement in 1996
Anticipated funds needed for opening build out: $400,000
Local Projected Impact In First Year: 28,000 Customer Visits
The Well is a registered 501c non-profit organization #45-4036301. All Donations are tax deductible.
The buildout at Koinonia
To update the Koinonia building, we have enlisted Tuck/Hinton to begin drawing plans on the space to maintain historical integrity while updating the exterior and interior to be a welcoming experience. The historic stage will be enhanced with lighting and sound from the generous donation by Black River Entertainment. Espresso machines, coffee brewers and pour over equipment will be added to ensure a high-quality coffee experience for our locally roasted and sourced single-origin coffees from around the world. The kitchen will be expanded to accommodate daily baking of muffins and biscuits along with the crafting of breakfast and lunch sandwiches, salads and soups. Conference meeting rooms will be built for those who want to hold private meetings. In the evenings, events will be held to utilize the stage and iconic history of the space. Memorabilia from Koinonia's past will be showcased as a tribute to the buildings legacy on Music Row.