The talented folks behind the scenes at Blue Collar Coffee like to say they “serve coffee with character for hardworking people.” With locations in Beloit and Delafield, Wisconsin, and in Indianapolis, Indiana, the coffee shops boast old-school style inspired by the American blue collar worker.Read More »
In the five years since we featured Highland Brewing’s rooftop bar in this blog post, locals and tourists alike have flocked to this picturesque spot to enjoy some of the country’s finest beer. Nestled in the craft-beer haven of Asheville, North Carolina, Highland chose Barn Light Electric fixtures to brighten the rooftop, parking lot, and walkways.Read More »
Craft breweries often rise from a home brewing hobby, but for Matt Richardson, the start of his brewing business began in the fields sowing and harvesting hops. In 2007, he and wife Kara founded Ocean State Hops, Rhode Island’s first commercial hop farm. Regional brewers loved having a local source for hops, but the New England climate only allowed only limited yields so Kara and Matt expanded to brewing.Read More »
Outgrowing the physical space for a business can be both a blessing and a curse. Growth is good but finding a place to expand can be tricky. For Jeana and her husband, owners of Bossy Sister Quilting in Kinsley, Kansas, the space right next door became available making it relatively easy to expand.Read More »
The Chilliwack River Valley is an outdoor paradise for hikers, anglers, campers, rafters, and kayakers. Located just an hour and a half east of the Vancouver International Airport in British Columbia, the area is also home to Old Yale Brewing where visitors and residents alike love to gather for a finely crafted beer after a long day enjoying this scenic wonderland.Read More »
We often hear that timing is everything, and for the Water Street Coffee Joint in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the timing for a new addition couldn’t have worked out better.
“We had been discussing adding a drive-through service to this location for years,” explains Kirsten Field, creative director for Water Street Coffee. “In mid 2020, changes in the adjacent parking lot allowed for a traffic flow shift. And with the onset of the pandemic, we were motivated to keep contactless options available to our customers.”Read More »