Fans from over 30 states and Canada (and some from as far away as Switzerland!) came to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on August 13 to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Kiss Coffeehouse with KISS drummer Eric Singer and guitarist Tommy Thayer.
Tommy and Eric signed for over seven and a half hours straight, greeting fans and taking photos. After the long autograph session ended, Eric and Tommy went on stage and held a question-and-answer session with the audience. During the QA, it was revealed that the Kiss Coffeehouse will be opening a new restaurant/coffeehouse location in Las Vegas next year.
You can now watch video footage of the question-and-answer session in three parts below.
The Kiss Coffeehouse is a specialty coffee retailer operating at Broadway at the Beach, an entertainment complex in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Its theme revolves around the band KISS, who own the franchise. A number of items from KISS‘ stage shows, such as costumes, are also on display at the establishment.
The Kiss Coffeehouse, which opened to huge crowds in the summer of 2006, features signature KISS coffees, including Kiss Army Blend and French Kiss Vanilla, the Kiss Frozen Rockuccino, cookies, brownies and other sinful sweets.
The grand opening of the store was attended by founding KISS bandmembers Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley.
On July 9, 2006, Lisa-Holly Friedman and Ronald K Marukawa (two longtime KISS fans) were married on the premises, with Paul Stanley telephoning during the proceedings to wish them well.