Once upon a time, a girl in her late teens semi-flippantly said she would one day like to own a coffee shop. Then she went on to college, got her four year degree in English, and landed a fabulous part-time job at a library. After a few months, she began to feel a burning desire to do something more with her life. The idea of running a coffee shop seemed the perfect balance of ambition and fun. With the support of her husband, family, and friends, she decided to move forward with the plan.
The Altoona Pub was purchased, and months of renovation began (and turning a long-time bar into a pleasant smelling, visually appealing coffee house proved to be quite the task). Coffee equipment was bought, paint was painted, and the girl realized she better learn a thing or two about espresso.