PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans is now open at its 8621 Georgia Ave. location in the ground floor of Core Apartments.

The PJ’s menu includes a variety of iced, frozen, hot, cold brew, and nitro-infused coffees, along with teas, smoothies, and breakfast sandwiches and pastries (but no beignets—sorry).

The coffee shop is owned and operated by Deepak, Sunil and Sabina Shrestha, along with Shaq Qureshi, and is one of five planned area locations, as was announced in September.

The company was founded in 1978 by Phyllis Jordan, a pioneer in the coffee industry, and acquired by Ballard Brands in 2008, which was spearheaded by brothers Paul, Scott and Steve Ballard. Currently, there are more than 100 PJ’s coffeehouses operating around the country and in Kuwait and Vietnam.

The local franchise held a soft opening this week and is planning a grand opening in mid-January. In addition to the website, local store information can be found on Facebook.

Photos courtesy PJ’s Coffee.

PJ’s Coffee Now Open in Silver Spring - PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans is now open at its 8621 Georgia Ave. location in the ground floor of Core Apartments.

Mike Diegel