Food truck fiends, meet the coffee cart

Alchemy Coffee trailer

Find out why Eric Spivack quit his job at Altria to peddle coffee from a 4-by-8-foot trailer — and why you won’t see a pumpkin spice drink on his menu.

Double shot gets new meaning


There all sorts of new gun laws being introduced this year by the Virginia legislature, but Starbucks is getting all the buzz when it comes to gun enthusiasts. The coffee chain is getting a lot of attention over their policy to allow customers to openly carry firearms in states that have open carry laws, including… Read more »

Office Sense: Inside Boxwood Partners HQ

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It’s been a busy year for Boxwood Partners, an M&A advisory firm that also manages a private equity fund specializing in technology and online retailers. After about a year in business, the company is ready to move from its Shockoe Bottom digs into something with 6,000 or 7,000 square feet. Go inside the current office and meet the staff with RBS.

Richmond’s $11,000 coffee maker

Ellwood Thompson’s, the specialty grocery store in Carytown, scooped up a Clover just before the rights were sold. The Clover is the most expensive, with a price tag of $11,000. It’s hailed by coffee lovers as producing the most delicious cup of java. This is not satire. Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz was so impressed by… Read more »