Cedar Crest Opens New Coffee Bar at Community

POMPTON PLAINS, NJ - There's something good brewing at Cedar Crest! The community just opened up "Belmont Beans" a new coffee and espresso bar in the Belmont Clubhouse. Belmont Beans serves official Starbucks Coffee and espresso as well as a wide array of pastries, bagels and even continental breakfast. The coffee bar will also be providing customers with yogurt parfaits, blended smoothies and other healthy options including gluten free choices. "We aim to give our residents, staff and guests as many wonderful dining options as possible," said Cedar Crest Executive Director Cathy Guttman. "Belmont Beans provides a viable choice for customers looking for a nice beverage, tasty snack or healthy light meal. It's a great addition to our clubhouse and so far we have had an overwhelming response as people have just give our barista order after order!" Edward Wang, Cedar Crest's dining services director is no stranger to coffee.  Being raised in his hometown of Seattle, Ed says,  "We wanted something to change the profile of where dining is going and to adapt to the needs of the community. Our new coffee bar is the first phase of creating an open-air European style market café and that will add a different dimension to the clubhouse. It is a little more contemporary and casual with a good vibe.  We are very excited to provide this new type of dining option for everyone including marketing to the new residents coming in." Belmont Beans is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. About Cedar Crest:  Cedar Crest is one of 17 continuing care retirement communities managed by Erickson Living. The scenic 104 acre campus is located in Pompton Plains, New Jersey and is home to more than 2,000 residents. Cedar Crest is the perfect northern New Jersey retirement destination offering a true sense of community, convenience beyond compare and a sensible financial structure.  # # #