Having pledged for the printed word, we always believed that the extension to our paper journal pointed in another censorial direction. We fantasised about meeting our readers beyond a cold office in a building block. In September of 2016 we started a journey alongside a like-minded entity with The Carton’s first brick and mortar on the premise of the Kalei Coffee Co.’s first roastery in Mar Mikhael, Beirut. Kalei has settled in at a second location in January of 2019, this time in the Ras Beirut area. The Carton Shop has joined in opening a second location as well, once again sharing coffee air with the roastery in an old Lebanese house. And our growth together continues.