Craft coffee and more local artistry heading to Uptown Arts District

Fluid is a modern coffee roaster and cafe. They will be bringing pour over and single origin coffee to downtown Michigan City. The space will have a conference room (seating 8) available to the general public. They will also be roasting coffee in-house on a Probat coffee roaster. They have plenty of space to entertain local breweries and bars who would like to collaborate and learn more about coffee. There will be tours and educational opportunities at the lab beginning in the spring of 2020.

This new wave styled cafe produces single-origin roasts and a selection of few dual-origin coffees including blends of Guatemalan and Brazilian coffee beans. The Michigan City location will house a state-of-the-art roastery from Tinker Coffee Co. in Indianapolis.

“Expanding into Michigan City was a no-brainer for us. The City and community was very welcoming, said Chuck and Allison Scates, proprietors of FLUID Coffee Roasting Lab and Lounge. “We are very excited to be here and looking forward to being part of the Uptown Arts District”.

In addition to brewing and crafting various versions of coffee, Fluid supports and promotes the local art scene through incorporating more street art and providing another gathering place for Michigan City creators.

Originating in downtown Valparaiso, Indiana, Fluid offers vegetarian and vegan fare food options, using natural, locally sourced ingredients. All syrups are handcrafted and specialty drinks are made from scratch.

Economic Development Corporation Michigan City Executive Director said, “This was a fun company to work with, the owners have a vision and this business will bring a very cool vibe to our thriving downtown.”

Located at 518 Franklin Street with over 2,600 square feet of space, the Michigan City Fluid will seat 30 to 40 people and provide private meeting or training rooms that can be rented out. Grand opening is December 6th, 6:00p.m. with Open Mic and lots of coffee concoctions.

Companies looking to expand their business may call the EDCMC at (219) 873-1211 for more information. For more information on FLUID Coffee Roasting Lab and Lounge, visit their website.

Economic Development Corporation Michigan City, Indiana is committed to growing and attracting new industry and business to the community as well as strengthening existing business. EDCMC services, programs, and one-on-one assistance clearly provides the optimum business environment — a place where commerce and industry can prosper and grow. EDCMC merges the right mix of resources, including: city government officials, residents, and the expertise of business leaders. Exclusive incentive packages and unique natural resources make Michigan City the place to build or expand. For more information, call (219) 873-1211 or visit