Buy you a St. Paul coffee (house)?

  • Article by: KEVIN DUCHSCHERE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 22, 2013 - 8:27 PM

Looking to expand, Groundswell Coffee is offering customers $1,000 shares in the business in exchange for a wine or beer per day - for life.

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SantaeroJan. 23, 13 7:53 AM

I'd argue with the idea that there are no "family" restaurants in the Hamline-Midway neighborhood. There are many amazing, typical, and exotic restaurants along both University and Snelling.

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SantaeroJan. 23, 13 7:53 AM

But this sounds like a great idea, so I hope to see it happen!

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kn12345Jan. 23, 13 8:37 AM

Northbound "investor" here - If I lived near this store, I would request a Coffee For Life deal instead of Beer For Life. Might be worth consideration, Groundswell. :)

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dwheeler4732Jan. 23, 1312:52 PM

Open it up to in-house beverage for life then you got the beer wine and coffee drinkers. Something for everyone.

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SwiftBoatJan. 23, 13 1:04 PM

Good to see. Hopefully these people will understand what it takes to run a small business. Nothing like getting to pay taxes on the profits, deal with the crime in the neighborhood, deal with the city over zoning and parking or permits, deal with a possible employee wanting a raise, or stealing from the till, or all the other things that go along with a small business. Good to see people getting some skin in the game.

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callmeronJan. 23, 13 1:49 PM

Would I buy shares in a St. Paul coffeehouse located in a high-crime area, in a city where the government increases your taxes every year to steal away more of your hard-earned money? No thank you!

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jitterjeppJan. 23, 13 6:06 PM

"Good to see. Hopefully these people will understand what it takes to run a small business. Nothing like getting to pay taxes on the profits, deal with the crime in the neighborhood, deal with the city over zoning and parking or permits, deal with a possible employee wanting a raise, or stealing from the till, or all the other things that go along with a small business. Good to see people getting some skin in the game."----Why would an employee ever want a raise? Geewiz, I think I'll work here until I die and never ask for a nickle more even though the prices of gas, food and housing continue to grow? I don't think so. It doesn't work that way. You get what you hire. Don't hire a thief. Dealing with zoning laws is part of business. It's not a complaining point. Permits and parking have always been an issue for both residential housing and commercial property. This isn't anything new to the world either. They had this problem when people used horses and carriages.

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shaunbmJan. 23, 13 8:50 PM

These guys are awesome - very community oriented. I think the place already has a great vibe, and I can't wait to see what happens when they expand in to the yarn shop. Nice article!

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