Lake Mountain Coffee's new sign is seen in downtown Statesville. 

Those seeking coffee in downtown Statesville may notice a new name on a familiar shop.

Lake Mountain Coffee, formerly Sky Mountain Coffee, still offers a variety of caffeinated drinks, beer, wine and food as it always has and for the same prices. Shop owner Andy Smith said the change was made last week to differentiate the retail store from its corporate locations.

“It’s officially a sign change, not a name change,” Smith explained Thursday.

Sky Mountain Coffee operates five corporate shops like ones in the Lowe’s Home Improvement office in Mooresville and RTI International Airport in Durham. Smith said all the locations are already registered under the name Lake Mountain Coffee, LLC, so the sign swap is aiming to give the standalone Statesville shop a little more brand power.

Smith said the roastery that Lake Mountain Coffee gets its coffee beans from also bears the new name. All corporate locations will keep the Sky Mountain Coffee title.

The store opened in Statesville in January 2019.

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