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Same great coffee, new look, new attitude
by I'm not laughing WITH you (duffy61)
at December 27th, 2009 (10:45 am)


Contact: Stephanie Oppelaar 360-738-3767

Award Winning Coffeehouse Changes Hands

December 27, 2009, Bellingham, WA – The owners of the Black Drop Coffeehouse in downtown Bellingham got an amazing gift on Christmas Eve at midnight when they sold their beloved coffeehouse to three of their long term employees, making the shop effectively an employee owned co-operative. Teri Bryant and Alexarc Mastema, founders of the Black Drop, wanted to pursue other interests, while assuring the spirit of the place they so painstakingly built would retain the quality and essence they worked so hard to create. The creative answer to the problem was to offer the shop to three of their long time employees, who would purchase the shop as a co-operative effort.

The new owners, Jonathan Lawson, Stephanie Oppelaar, and Katy Blizzard have all been the consistent faces behind the counter for years, and support the same vision of artisan coffee, lovingly crafted and prepared. Jonathan has been an employee for over seven years, Stephanie for over five, and Katy for over three, giving the new ownership team over 15 years combined experience specifically at the Black Drop. The diverse talents of each of the new owner/partners bring a fresh breath of life with a new attitude and a new twist to the same great coffee people have come to expect from the Black Drop.

The new face of the Black Drop will be unveiled at a special “Lights Out” reception and cocktail party from 5 p.m. To midnight on Saturday, January 2. The party will feature fancy dessert beverages, live local music, a show by local artists, and tasty treats. Event tickets are $5, and entitle the bearer to a drink of their choice, a selection of snacks, and a special surprise if you bring a friend! Tickets can be purchased at the Black Drop, December 28 through December 30th, or at the door. Same great coffee, new attitude, new look. Come join us and see for yourself!

For further information, contact Stephanie Oppelaar at (360) 738-3767


Posted by: Harriet the Spy (harriet_m_welsh)
Posted at: December 27th, 2009 06:54 pm (UTC)

Haha, now you see why I didn't want to "say a few words" at Friendmas....


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