Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Business wants to bring 1920s feel to Fenton.
Fady Elias doesn’t want the Gatsby Grind to be just another coffee shop. He wants it to be Fenton’s living room. After running a couple of Internet cafes in Lebanon, he moved to Fenton in 2007 to be with his wife. Elias said he had trouble finding a quiet place to hang out in town. He decided to open Gatsby Grind at 14330 North Fenton Road near Sagebrush Cantina to give people a place to relax. The shop opened Feb. 19. Elias also decided to translate his love of the 1920s and the Great Gatsby to the new shop’s theme. “The 1920s was so rich. In this depressed economy, what’s better than the roaring 20’s when business was booming and things were good,” Elias said. Elias is using a 1920s type mustache as his logo and is found on many of the …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Cafe Aroma takes second for favorite place for a cup of Joe.
Many area residents wouldn't be able to start the day without a good cup of coffee, so Fenton Patch asked "Who has Fenton's best coffee?" Voting was open for two weeks and the results are in. Biggby Coffee earned favorite cup of joe status with 1,016 votes. "Biggby Coffee has the best coffee in Fenton with $1.25 refills, drive-thru and free wi-fi. If your looking for a true cappuccino or latte there is no other choice," Kent Kildea commented on the Fenton Patch poll. "Michigan based company with the friendliest baristas and the most enjoyable atmosphere." Cafe Aroma took second place with 569 votes. Randy Sugg posted, "...Cafe Aroma has the best coffee and sandwiches I especially like the carmel latte." But many other people had a personal…
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Where do you get your morning cup of joe?
Many of you can't live without it. But where is your favorite place to get coffee? The French Laundry? Cafe Aroma? Biggby? Panera Bread? Tim Horton's? Starbucks? And what makes it the best? Don't see your favorite morning beverage haven? Tell us in the comments. You can also click the above listing and add a review or your favorite (or least favorite) place. We will be closing voting Wednesday, Feb. 8 at noon. Get your votes in!
Friday, September 23, 2011
Shop will run drink specials for first week.
Biggby Coffee is ready to open its doors to Fenton. Again. A franchise opened in 2008 on Owen Road, but closed a short time later due to internal problems. Starting at 6 a.m. Tuesday, Biggby will have another go-round. "We are superexcited," said franchise owner Kris Kildea. "We have great neighbors, the city has been wonderful and we have a great bunch of baristas." Biggby has set up shop in the Fenton Square complex, located at 235 N. LeRoy St. The location has a drive-through and free Wi-Fi. Kildea said the interior of the building is completed and the only thing left to finish is some landscaping to the exterior. She has also been busy training a crew of 20. “I’ve been working with the landlord and the complex around the clock to make …