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Posted by Mainechowder on Monday, September 8, 2008

Hello old friends,

I have not fallen off the face of the earth.

Beth, ( my wife) and I bought another business back in April and we have devoted all of our time to this new business. It is a coffee shop/ lunch cafe in Portland. It has been a tremendous amount of work, but a lot of fun also. We have had to sacrifice a lot of our summer and I have not picked up the banjo since we bought the place ( or logged onto the hangout, mowed my lawn, got ready for winter, etc......).

We did add live music to the coffee shop which has been a wonderful adition to the place. I am able to get a little fix of music, but it is not the same as hanging out with friends and playing. I do see "Mainejohn" at least once a week and once we get through cruiseship season ( Sept & Oct.) I told him I am going to start playing again. I am excited about playing again, but frustrated that I have lost so much time and probably set myself back a great deal.


Stop in see us anytime,


Portland Coffee Roasters

7 comments on “New Business Venture”

frailin Says:
Monday, September 8, 2008 @6:28:45 AM

Wish you were closer.  I'd love to drop by for a good cup o' joe and a tune or two.


PS - Glad you're back, Don.

vortex Says:
Monday, September 8, 2008 @6:43:13 AM

Don,  it's good to hear from you. Good luck with your new business and banjo.

Adk Rebel Says:
Monday, September 8, 2008 @8:20:31 AM

Good Luck with the new business Don!  Hopefully we can get together in a week and maybe get you started picking again.  ;)


twayneking Says:
Monday, September 8, 2008 @1:49:29 PM

New businesses will completely overwhelm your time.

Been there, done that, bought the T-shirt!

Good luck

mainejohn Says:
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 @9:47:44 AM

Don's place (Portland Coffee Roasters) has the best chicken salad sandwiches this side of Portland, Oregon!

steve davis Says:
Thursday, October 9, 2008 @5:58:36 PM

Good to hear you're still around,Don.

I'll stop in with a friend or two one of these days,soon.

mainejohn Says:
Thursday, June 4, 2009 @5:05:19 AM

Nice avatar, but I need to take a new one of you playing "your" banjo live, on stage, in person at PCR...

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