Coffee and catering company across from Hawley Silk Mill


The Cocoon Coffee and Catering Company recently opened in Hawley.

Owned by Grant and Jeanne Genzlinger, the business is located in the former Bellemonte Silk Mill silk vault, located at the intersection of Wellwood and Bellemonte Avenues and Route 6.


The Cocoon Coffee and Catering Company recently opened in Hawley.
Owned by Grant and Jeanne Genzlinger, the business is located in the former Bellemonte Silk Mill silk vault, located at the intersection of Wellwood and Bellemonte Avenues and Route 6.
Aptly named it occupies the building where the silk thread and cocoons were stored when the mill was in operation from 1880 to 1930. (Various garment companies operated in the building through the 1980's when it became Castle Antiques & Reproductions, prior to the current Hawley Silk Mill LLC project.)
“It’s a traditional espresso coffee house with breakfast and lunch foods, featuring ..sustainably raised local products. And then, we have the cater-at-home business that we also do for small parties in your home,” said Mr. Genzlinger. The business has been open three weeks.
Grant and Jeanne Genzlinger are renting the space from the Hawley Silk Mill, LLC.
The LLC is comprised of five local investors, with Justin Genzlinger and John Shuman being the majority partners, along with Grant and Jeanne Genzlinger and Tony Waldron.
“We think it’s a good fit for the downtown Hawley community. We’re delighted we’re saving two very historic structures. Our little coffee house, which was the original silk vault for the silk mill. And the silk mill building itself, which are both in the final stage of being placed on the National Register of Historic places,” Genzlinger said.
“We think it’s important to have saved and restored the structures. And it’s also important for what they represented in the community for 130 some years,” Genzlinger added.
Saying the silk industry was once dominant industry in northeastern, Pennsylvania, Genzlinger said, “The Bellemonte Silk Mill, this mill, was the largest employer in Wayne County for many years.” 
The Cocoon currently employs four people, with plans to hire two additional employees in the future.