Nestled near the heart of downtown Laguna Beach at the corner of Forest Avenue and Second Street, Laguna Wine, Coffee, & Specialty Foods celebrated its grand opening July 2. The gourmet shop offers an array of specialty foods, including infused olive oils, vinegars, cheeses, biscuits, private label chocolates, artisanal beans and grounds by Verve Coffee Roasters, and a wide selection of delicately harvested and aged wines and domestic and imported beers. Managed by the Huang family, owners of Laguna’s Sundried Tomato Cafe and several other local storefronts, Laguna Wine’s staff strives to forge a unique sense of community within the shop. “We have always been interested in opening a coffee shop in the heart of Laguna Beach,” store manager and Laguna native Clifton Huang says. “As our dreams unfolded, we began to explore the idea of expanding the storefront to a specialty food shop to better serve the needs of the community. It has been an exciting endeavor and we can’t wait to welcome you all in.” (949-494-4697; lagunawinecafe.com) –K.L.