A new coffee and retail shop has opened in downtown Springfield.  Brown Sugar and Vanilla Beans opened last week at 304 E. Adams, next to JP Kelly’s Pub.  In addition to a selection of international coffees and teas, which can be purchased by the cup or packaged, the shop has an eclectic mix of antique and vintage furniture and household items.

Yvonne Waller, who owns the shop along with her husband, Rodney, says that they are currently open from 10 am-2 pm, Tuesday through Saturday.  However, Waller says the hours may change as they get more familiar with their customers’ habits and the flow of foot traffic.  Waller can be reached at 217/638-9092.