As with many businesses, 2020 was a lean year for the coffee shop, located just off University Avenue and Harvard Street. Owner Kyle Thorson had to reduce staff and cut hours to stay afloat. He reopened his shop in August last year, and made it through with the help of a paycheck Protection Program loan, and a low-interest business loan from the Bank of North Dakota. They almost weren’t enough, but things are starting to turn around.
“There were a couple months truly, that I almost thought we weren’t going to exist anymore,” said Thorson.
Thorson had to reduce his