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Bran n’ Shorts Coffee House column by Drew Denton

Thirsty? Been looking for a cozy spot to either finish work or to just relax? Bran n’ Shorts, a coffee house downtown Mooresville, is the right spot just for those needs.
Bran n’ Shorts offers many different beverages and cuisine. Some of these items including different types of coffee, iced or hot, freshly baked pies, muffins, scones, ice cream, all of the world’s bakery desires.
The origin of this coffee house started in Shelbyville, Indiana. The openers grandfather, Orville Nail, raised his first six children. Nail met a woman by the name of Lilly Mae Pearson. After having 13 more children this made the family quite large. While enough money was pretty hard to achieve at this time, a neighbor offered to share horse food with the family. This feed being called Bran and Shorts. Pearson decided to use this feed for making pancakes for the whole family.
This coffee shop is focused on kindness and hard work. Want to find more about Bran n’ Shorts backstory? Visit them on
Local coffee shops are never truly appreciated by most people. Some are too scared to try something other than chain shops. Junior Sara Begley goes to Bran n’ Shorts almost everyday before school to grab breakfast and some coffee.
“It’s nice to go to local shops like Bran n’ Shorts because then you know your money is going towards something good.” Begley said.
Not only is Bran n’ Shorts compassionate about their customers, they are also caring towards charities. Bran n’ Shorts has a donation box to put change in that they will then send to the charity they pick that month.
Interested? Try this place out and find a new local coffee shop, go down to 15 W. Main St, Mooresville, IN 46158. They are open Tuesday-Friday 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Photo by Drew Denton Photo by Susan Carter

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