Thursday, April 11, 2013
The popular Peachtree Corners coffee shop and meeting spot is going out of business. Its corporate owners have decided to pull the plug on the location at The Forum.
One of Peachtree Corners favorite hang-outs will soon be shuttered - Caribou Coffee is closing its doors for good on Sunday, April 14 -- employees at the cozy coffee shop will serve the last latte at noon that day. "We were notified last Friday (April 5), that our last day would be Sunday," said Fran Gunther, the store manager. "We were all totally surprised." She said the store employs five people, where they will go, she wasn't sure. Signs are posted on the front and back doors of the store alerting customers of the upcoming closure. Gunther said the reaction from customers has been a mixture of surprise and sadness with many left to wonder where they will go after Caribou Coffee closes. Sal Brownfield, who stops in regularly stepped up …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Get your caffeine on and celebrate with a free cup of coffee.
Friday, September 28, 2012
If the first words out of your mouth every morning are, “I’ll have a large coffee”—or if you can’t even speak until after you’ve had your java fix—there's a national holiday created especially for you. America will put staunch tea drinkers to shame on National Coffee Day on Sept. 29, when coffee fiends can rejoice and celebrate their beloved coffee bean with free brew from national chains. Coffee was first brought to America in the mid-1600s in a shipment en route to “New Amsterdam,” now known as New York, according to the National Coffee Association. We have that shipment and the Boston Tea Party to thank for turning the nation into coffee drinkers. Many local cafes and businesses are participating in the national celebration. National …
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
This place is brimming with activity, no matter what time of the day you drop by.
Occassionally you find a place that's definitely a gathering spot for local folks, and Caribou Coffee at The Forum is just that place. We stopped by around 3 o'clock one weekday afternoon and found this cozy shop full of people chatting, working on computers or just enjoying the restaurant's outdoor seating. Along with coffee of every descriptions, this coffee shop offers a half dozen different breakfast sandwiches and an array of muffins and other breakfast goodies. The walls are filled with framed art created by a local artist - and for sale too. There's plenty of comfortable chairs, a fireplace and free Wi Fi. Hours: Mon - Thu, 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Fri, 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Sat, 7:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Sun, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. 5135 Peachtree Parkway…
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Each Thursday we'll focus our camera lens on popular places in Peachtree Corners and Berkeley Lake
In this day of "Press 1 to continue in English" and "Please have your model number and date of purchase ready," there is a great need for person-to-person contact. I don't know about you but I don't want to send my next payment to an electronic voice on the other end of the telephone, I want someone to make me think I mean something more to the company rather than simply a source of revenue. The successful companies of the future will dump the dumb synthesized voices for the warmth and friendliness of real representatives that take a personal interest in their customers. Caribou Coffee at The Forum is a great example of how things should work. Walk in often enough and soon you'll be greeted by your first name and there's a good chance the…