The Open Hand Coffee Shop

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LaggMan

Dickson, TN

#1 May 1, 2012
Anyone been there? Is it clean? Is the owner legit or a poser saying he is from Jamaica?
bluffman

Dickson, TN

#2 May 4, 2012
def 4 real
JJBiggs

Dickson, TN

#3 May 16, 2012
I wasn't impressed most of the menu wasnt available and my coffee had grinds in it.
Kline

Dickson, TN

#4 Jun 1, 2012
Very limited selection. Sound system was crap. Sign says 24 hours but it's not. House Blend is 100x better in my opinion.
Concerned

Kingston Springs, TN

#5 Jun 6, 2012
I have heard some very bad things about the owner. I dont know how much is true but even if a small portion of it is then he had no right to be working with the youth. Does anyone have any information about him?
Oalie

Spring Hill, TN

#9 Jun 7, 2012
I think its a pretty good lil coffee shop. hes fare and has put on some good shows
Hershey

Dickson, TN

#10 Jun 8, 2012
BEEN ONE TIME AND PROBABLY WILL NEVER GO BACK. THAT GUY GAVE ME AN UNEASY FEELING. COFFEE WAS OKAY BUT IT WASNT WORTH $4 A CUP. SOMETHING WEIRD THERE just my opeinon
Little Old Lady

Dickson, TN

#11 Aug 20, 2012
Been there twice. Once when there were a lot of young people doing music with their families and even small children in the audience. Some were good, some not so much. Some of the coffees and drinks are good, some not so much. The place is funky in a fun way, but definitely not efficient or consistent. Don't know about clean. If you're looking for a place like House Blends, this isn't it.
It seems like a throwback to the sixties, but with a Christian slant.
The owner is interesting, creative, poetic, funky, and definitely not ordinary or main stream. I'm pretty sure he is what he says he is: the son of Christian missionaries who lived in Jamaica during his childhood and that he is probably someone that was involved and widely traveled with music groups of some sort. Possibly he traveled pretty far from his Christian roots and his spirituality may be more eclectic than than most denominational Christianity.
Not sure he has the practicality or resources to make a go of this.
But I like the idea behind it and the stated desire to build community, support Christian witness, and encourage talented local people of all ages.
If I were encouraging youth to go there, I'd go there a few random times to check it out or go with them.
I think it may be a moot point, because it's not a money maker yet for sure.
Al G

Nashville, TN

#12 Aug 21, 2012
is it a real reggae place
or not
KingHip

Dickson, TN

#13 Aug 22, 2012
Not in my opinion.

Since: Aug 12

Lancaster, SC

#14 Aug 25, 2012
It looks like a 3rd world bar with out the booze the bar area is made of pressure board

Since: Aug 12

Lancaster, SC

#15 Aug 25, 2012
He played a song. It was more like holding a mic and playing a remix of a bob matley song over the pa but he said that was his song and did some funny pointing at the audience
Hickamnite

Nashville, TN

#16 Aug 29, 2012
Where is this place located at? Never heard of it.

Since: Aug 12

Spartanburg, SC

#17 Aug 29, 2012
By cats music near the old VIP ho house ya know that CB type store in between I40 and the lowes area
KingHip

Dickson, TN

#18 Oct 4, 2012
Is the place still open? It says 24 hours on the sign but I went by late and looked closed.

Since: Aug 12

Stanley, NC

#19 Oct 5, 2012
KingHip wrote:
Is the place still open? It says 24 hours on the sign but I went by late and looked closed.
It's open I think it's 24/7 unless he's asleep or something lol

Since: Aug 12

Stanley, NC

#20 Oct 5, 2012
The owner photoshops pictures of himself on the red carpet with famous people and post them online saying they are real. Only a nutjob would do that
Dan

Oak Ridge, NC

#21 Nov 17, 2012
LaggMan wrote:
Anyone been there? Is it clean? Is the owner legit or a poser saying he is from Jamaica?
He's a total poser. I've heard him tell dozens of stories of were he's from. He worked at the dancing bear until he was caught stealing.
Dan

Oak Ridge, NC

#22 Nov 17, 2012
Concerned wrote:
I have heard some very bad things about the owner. I dont know how much is true but even if a small portion of it is then he had no right to be working with the youth. Does anyone have any information about him?
I have never in my life heard so many lies come from one man. He forgets what lie he said the night before & just makes up a new one for the moment. He is a cub scout leader sad to say. He once made a child sex joke about his own son. It sounded to me like he was phishing. He would also tell his son to invite his little friends over to stay the night even though his son showed no interest. The sleeping arrangements were suspicious, him sleeping with the boys instead of his wife. He also carries a tackle box full of prescription pills that he controls those around him with. I have seen him absolutely terrify his wife & children. I would avoid this guy at all costs.
Red

Dickson, TN

#23 Nov 21, 2012
Concerned wrote:
I have heard some very bad things about the owner. I dont know how much is true but even if a small portion of it is then he had no right to be working with the youth. Does anyone have any information about him?
Yes I know a lot about him, and he should not be allowed to be around the yout whatsoever. Concerning that he is a cub scout leader and he used to(before his wife and son split to Florida abrubtly) arrange sleepovers at his house and didnot sleep with his wife, instead slept with the boys for the night. He also will try to get kids hooked on drugs they have never heard of, and has tried using this method to get seventeen year old girls to come with him to god knows where. This guy is definately a negative impact on our community.

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