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Cup of Martha? Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart plans to open Manhattan coffee shop

12/03/2014 03:19 EST | Updated 02/02/2015 05:59 EST
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Martha Stewart is going into the coffee business.

A spokeswoman for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. confirmed Wednesday that plans are in place for the company to open a New York coffee shop. She declined to offer more details, such as when it will open.

The shop will be in New York's Chelsea neighbourhood, within the same building that holds the company's headquarters..

Stewart, the company's namesake and its non-executive chairman, hinted in May during a public discussion at Columbia University's School of Journalism that she was planning to open a store front.

"I love a good cup of cappuccino, which is very, very hard to find." Stewart said at the time. "And I'm going to be selling that good cup of cappuccino."

Stewart won't be the first famous lifestyle guru to dive into the brewing business. Earlier this year, Starbucks Corp. began selling tea drinks named after celebrity talk show host Oprah Winfrey.

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia produces magazines, TV programs and merchandise for the home.