Christine Jeffries buys a cafe
A Sturgis coffeeshop franchises
From the May, 2011 issue
In the depths of a decade-long Michigan recession, a Sturgis company called Great Lakes Chocolate & Coffee managed not only to find the key to a successful coffee shop but to parlay it into four locations scattered across Michigan and Wisconsin. And now, company founders Paul and Jared Smith have found the holy grail of the business world, the self-replicating business. The Ann Arbor GLCC is now a franchise.