Seattle’s Queen Anne Uptown Espresso closing after almost 40 years

After almost 40 years, the landmark cafe Uptown Espresso in Seattle’s Uptown neighborhood is closing its doors for good on August 31.

The original café of six Seattle locations, Uptown Espresso opened in 1984 at the hands of Jack Kelly and was later turned over to Dow Lucurell. The store, with its funky, colorful vibe, was an instant hit among locals and its success pushed Lucurell to open five more locations throughout Seattle, including two in West Seattle and one on Pier 70, Belltown and Magnolia.

When Lucurell passed away in 2018, the chain was sold to Fonté Coffee Roasters,

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Wallburg Emporium & Coffee Shop will close on Aug. 28

WALLBURG — It’s not the ending Debi and Ron Palmer had envisioned for their coffee shop and store in Davidson County, but they have accepted its fate.

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The owners of Wallburg Emporium & Coffee Shop received notice last week their month-to-month rental agreement will not be renewed at 8363 N. N.C. Highway 109 and they had until the end of the month to move out. The building that houses their business and two others was purchased and the new owner has other plans for the space.

“I want to thank the community for supporting

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Dunn Brothers Coffee in eastern Sioux Falls changes ownership

After 15 years, the owners of Dunn Brothers Coffee in eastern Sioux Falls are selling their coffee shop.

Emily Vincelli opened the shop, at 5320 E. Arrowhead Parkway, in 2006 with her parents, Doris and Jack Sitzmann, as co-owners.

The east side was years away from development, and Dunn Brothers was one of the first coffee shops on the edge of town. The shop was there back when Coldstone Creamery had a store nearby, and had already established itself before Dawley Farms filled in with department stores.

“It was slow going at the beginning, and it took us a while

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Coffee Shop Owner in Raised Wages to $15 and Got 50 Job Applications

  • At a coffee shop in Jefferson, Iowa, job applications are pouring in because it pays $15 an hour.
  • Greene Bean Coffee owner Rich Osborne says he got about 50 applications in two weeks after raising pay.
  • He told Insider it disproves the narrative that nobody wants to work right now.

Greene Bean Coffee in Iowa is demonstrating the power of paying workers $15 an hour.

Once the shop raised wages to $15 in June, owner Rich Osborne told Insider, “that kind of upended the entire narrative out there that people don’t want to work after the

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