Founder and Owner
Joannie has specialized in interior design and window fashions for over 15 years while working from her home. Her business provided the opportunity to be a stay at home mom raising her son Jimbo, while also pursuing her love of design. She had aspirations of one day owning a business where contractors and local vendors can showcase their unique items and meet with potential customers.
The Murray’s have been a part of the Evergreen Park community for the last 20+ years, and Joannie’s husband, Jim Murray, has lived in Evergreen Park his entire life. Joannie dreamt of opening a shop, so when the space that is now Murray’s Browse and Brew became available, she seized the opportunity.
As the shop developed, so did the design and its function. The Browse & Brew was initially intended as a work space for Joannie’s window treatments & interior design business. In speaking about her business, a friend mentioned she was looking for a place to sell her paint line. Joannie thought it would be something great to offer her clients and give her friend, Sue, an opportunity to sell her paint. Soon thereafter, Joannie met Melissa and Angelo from Brewpoint Coffee, and knew immediately that a café in this location would be the perfect addition to the Evergreen Park Community. As time went on, she was able to bring in many local vendors to sell their products out of the shop.
Now Murray’s is a full-service coffee shop that offers countless delicious drinks thanks to Brewpoint Coffee. The cozy and comforting cafe is a place where the community can gather, socialize, shop and enjoy a wide variety of specialty drinks. Murray’s emphasizes the importance of quality products as well as service, and we strive to spread the creativity and hard work of the Southside community.