Jeremy Pelkey raised a few eyebrows when he opened a new specialty coffee shop in the Old Port last month.
Starting a business in the depths of an economic recession may appear to be an unwise financial move. Opening a coffee shop in the Old Port, where coffee sellers are already plentiful, might seem even riskier.
But five weeks after Bard Coffee opened across the street from a Starbucks, business is going well, Pelkey said.
“We have a ton of regulars,” he said. “We haven’t moved backward yet.”