Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea was scheduled to open in Plymouth Green Crossings in late January. It's the second franchise for the coffeehouse: townie Chris Hutton opened the first in Kerrytown in 2005. Unlike Hutton, who runs the Kerrytown store himself, the Plymouth Green Crossings franchisees have no restaurant experience, so they asked the Bees to run the store for them. Lisa says she and Wei will divide th..."/>
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Take that, Starbucks

 

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Lisa says that although she and Wei have other franchises in the works, the process is slow: "We always have people inquiring, and then it takes us some time to work through it to see whether or not we're a good fit for them or they're a good fit for us."

Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, 3393 Plymouth Road, 327-6330. Mon.-Fri. 6 a.m.-11 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 7 a.m.-11 p.m. sweetwaterscafe.com.    (end of article)

[Originally published in February, 2009.]

 

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