May 20th, 2012

By Andy Shupe

Jason Arsaga, right, paints the casing in a doorway Wednesday as Cary Arsaga, left, walks through the soon-to-open Arsaga’s Espresso Cafe in a former railway cargo depot building off West Dickson Street in Fayetteville. The Arsagas hope to have the business open in June. Arsaga’s opened its first coffee house, just off the Fayetteville Square, in 1992. Since then they’ve expanded into six locations and established a roaster/warehouse. They also have a Saturday booth at the Fayetteville Farmers’ Market, during season. Arsaga’s products are also sold at select area stores and restaurants. In 2009, two cafes were sold to a manager.