H&R Block has launched a collaboration with a Kansas City coffeehouse.

The tax prep chain and The Roasterie, a coffee roaster with several locations across Kansas City, recently cut the ribbon on a shared facility in midtown Kansas City at 4231 Main St., just a few blocks from Block’s original location.

Block owns and operates the 4,000-square-foot space, which is divided between the two businesses. Three Kansas City companies designed and built the retrofitted building.

H&R Block and The Roasterie Café celebrate their collaboration on Main Street with a ribbon cutting ceremony November 30, 2017.
H&R Block and The Roasterie Café hold a ribbon-cutting at their new joint location in Kansas City HRB Tax Group, Inc.

“This shared space brings together two great brands in an innovative design,” said Block president and CEO Jeff Jones, in a statement. “By partnering with The Roasterie, we are now offering midtown Kansas Citians a unique client experience in the heart of where they live, work and play.”

Block co-founder and honorary chairman Henry Bloch was a mentor to Roasterie founder Danny O’Neill for more than two decades.

“This is a dream come true for me, personally, and The Roasterie,” O’Neill said in a statement. “I have so much respect and admiration for what Henry and Richard did to create a global tax company that serves customers with excellence and integrity. The Roasterie’s values reflect the guidance I have been so honored to receive from Henry over the past 25 years. From this entrepreneur’s perspective, it’s been a priceless relationship that has continually elevated The Roasterie’s product and service.”

Jeff Stimpson

Jeff Stimpson

Jeff Stimpson is a veteran freelance journalist who previously served as editor of The Practical Accountant.