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Brews and Bites: Aromas Celebrates Turning 21 With Birthday Bash

Aromas is turning 21 with a birthday celebration on Saturday, June 20. (WYDaily file)

WILLIAMSBURG — Aromas Coffeehouse Bakery and Cafe is celebrating quite a special birthday this weekend. 

The popular coffee house located at 431 Prince George St. in Merchants Square will host a birthday celebration in honor of turning 21. 

On Saturday, June 20, the community is invited to join Aromas for a full day of live music and activities.

Michelle Sieling, co-owner of Aromas, said that the shop’s 20th birthday celebration was canceled last June due to COVID-19. 

But Sieling and her team like to say that turning 21 is much more fun than turning 20.

“Who gets excited for 20?” she joked. “The big birthday is 21.”

Since Don and Geri Pratt founded Aromas 21 years ago, it’s become a Williamsburg staple for locals, college students and tourists to gather and eat, drink and enjoy live music.

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From friends catching up for a coffee date, to William & Mary students needing a place to study, to music lovers coming for open mic nights, Aromas has become more than just a coffeehouse. 

The high energy spot serves breakfast, lunch, dinner as well as an abundance of bakery items. 

Sieling, who, with her husband Steve, bought the coffee shop from the Pratts nearly three years ago, wants this to be a day to celebrate Aromas with the community.

The event will feature live jazz music from 1 to 3 p.m. and will have gift basket giveaways.

They will also be handing out free coffee drinks every hour to a random guest who comes through the door.

There will also be a birthday cake and other goodies created by Aromas’ head baker Dominique Lindsay.

“It’s just a day to celebrate with everybody and have a 21st birthday party,” Sieling said.

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