Hotwire expands to Pike Place – and potentially beyond

hotwire.jpgLora Lewis from Hotwire Coffee, WSB’s inaugural sponsor, just e-mailed to say: “We’ve just finalized a purchase of a coffee shop at the Pike Place Market; opening of the new Hotwire Pike Place Market will be the first week of March. My manager, Rena Poppell, has decided to jump into the world of small business ownership and will be opening this shop under the Hotwire name. This new location actually eclipses other Internet Cafes in the area and will make Hotwire the largest line of Internet coffee shops in the region. Also, by the middle of 2008 we’ll be set to offer Hotwire as a micro-franchise to people who are interested in opening their own Hotwire Online Coffeehouse.” Lora says you can find out more about franchising by checking the links on the lower-right side of the Hotwire home page (higher up the page, by the way, is the latest on the Hotwire Valentine matchmaking event).

4 Replies to "Hotwire expands to Pike Place - and potentially beyond"

  • s January 30, 2008 (10:04 am)

    weird…i though Pike Place Market had a strict “no franchise” rule.

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  • V Bar January 30, 2008 (1:41 pm)

    Congrats Lora and Rena on the new venture ;-) Hotwire rocks!

  • grr January 30, 2008 (6:10 pm)

    I thing PPM just has a ‘no Starbucks’ rule :) Congrats to Rena. It won’t be the same at WS without her, but I’m sure her new place is going to kick some serious coffee butt.

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