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Mbr
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Post Number: 54
Registered: 03-2005
Posted From: 69.136.139.235
Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 11:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What's the deal with the coffee shop in the Forest Arms Apartments on the corner of 2nd and Forest. Is it open now? Was it closed recently? Is it good?
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Gravitymachine
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Posted on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 - 9:50 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I just moved from that block 2 months ago....never once saw it open
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Merchantgander
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Posted on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 - 9:59 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The place doesn't have very long hours but it is open.

Their store Hours:

Sunday 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday 2:00 AM to 3:30 AM

For some reason they are having trouble building a customer base.
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Chitaku
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Post Number: 10
Registered: 03-2006
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Posted on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 - 10:49 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

can't imagine why, it's always open during prime hours.
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Boo
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Posted on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 - 12:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

i was there this morning and there were three "baristas" working, which i thought was odd since i was the only one in there. it is small but cozy but it is going to be hard to compete to attractions closer to campus. for now they must close up by 7:00p on the weekdays since they are located in a residential building- i think they are trying to work through that with management to extend their hours.
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Sharmaal
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Posted on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 - 2:27 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Is that the place called the "Amsterdam" ?
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Spaceboykelly
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Post Number: 135
Registered: 04-2005
Posted From: 69.246.30.248
Posted on Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 4:39 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

They don't have a very obvious storefront. I noticed two flags hoisted above the sign, and I guess that's about it...

Anyone have any idea of their real hours?
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Jfried
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Post Number: 768
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Posted on Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 10:16 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

boo were you really there this past wednesday?
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Boo
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Posted on Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 10:28 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

yup, i was. wednesday morning. i had a discussion about the color orange with the crew.
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Jfried
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Posted on Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 10:47 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

boo - then do you know the regular hours?
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Detroitduo
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Posted on Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 10:49 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Orange rocks, if you are Dutch....
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Boo
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Post Number: 122
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Posted on Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 11:17 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

i think they are open until 7:00p on weekdays and they are scheduled to be open on both sat/sun, not sure how early or late.

orange=decaf=beware!
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Iddude313
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Posted on Monday, April 03, 2006 - 6:58 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I received this info from a friend today.
I guess its supposed to be fair trade/organic.
I'll check it out.

Amsterdam Espresso: 4639 2nd Ave. Detroit (corner of Forest & 2nd Ave.)
Hours of operation: Mon. Fri. 7am 7pm
Sat. & Sun. 9am 9pm
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Jfried
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Posted on Tuesday, April 04, 2006 - 6:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

boo don't lie http://www.modeldmedia.com/dev elopmentnews/amsterdam39.aspx
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Nanners
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Posted on Monday, April 10, 2006 - 1:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I was in there yesterday to see the place, try the coffee, and read my Sunday paper. Very friendly, laid back, bright and comfy, good coffee (I'll get a stronger roast next time), ability to enjoy a smoke if you like (but not a smokey place if you don't like), it will be good when they get a larger schedule of regulars.
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Grace_detroit
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Registered: 04-2006
Posted From: 69.136.147.79
Posted on Friday, April 14, 2006 - 9:50 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Here's the truth about US! This our third week of business. If you haven't been in yet, please come by & see for yourself!

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Now open for business daily Monday - Friday 7am to 7pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am to 9pm (*Extended Hours coming soon!):
AMSTERDAM ESPRESSO 4639 Second Avenue
- under the bright blue awning, on the corner of Forest and 2nd
Avenue, in mid-town Detroit's Cass Corridor;
a genuine "neighborhood coffee shop", with a friendly, community
oriented atmosphere.

Specializing in a variety of locally roasted, fair trade coffees;
some organic and shade grown.
Featuring Lavazza espresso, "Italy's Favourite Coffee" and Motor Cityblend as the house coffee,
as well as a wonderful Sumatra, available now, for a very limited time.

The friendly, well-trained barista can pull a traditional Ristretto
(restricted) shot
or make a variety of authentic coffee drinks with one of many, yummy
flavors of the all natural "1883" brand french syrups, or Ghiradelli
chocolate, white chocolate and caramel, using whole, low-fat or soy
milk.

Round out the experience with one of our all natural snacks, baked
fresh daily, right here in our own neighborhood.
Non coffee-drinkers can enjoy a Chai or one of our wonderful,
aromatic Harney & Sons teas, hot chocolate, or a Steamer (steamed
milk with flavored syrup); and coming soon: a full line of all
natural cold drinks.

Relax and get to know your neighbors on comfy, indoor seating with
wi-fi access, as well as outdoor, cafe seating.
Owners Hali Stone and David Bedient, both native Detroiters, and city
residents, encourage you to stay a while, if you can, and engage in
stimulating conversation with new and old friends.

"Everyone likes good things." is our motto and our goal is to
provide just that.



(Message edited by grace_detroit on April 14, 2006)
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Eric_c
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Post Number: 701
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Posted on Friday, April 14, 2006 - 9:54 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Welcome to the forum Grace_detroit and best wishes with your business.

I'll be in to see you, for sure!
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Lowell
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Post Number: 2469
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 66.167.210.27
Posted on Friday, April 14, 2006 - 11:09 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Welcome to the forum Grace and good luck with your business. The location is interesting as there is a lot of coffee house types in that neighborhood of apartments and students and faculty. Are you in that space where the record shop used to be? A non franchise coffee house has been a missing element since Zoots [think that was the name] closed. It was next to the Bronx bar.

[BTW, even though you violated the forum policy on advertising, you get a pass this time as it is relevant news. But you owe me a free cup of coffee when I show up. :-)]
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Drdetroit
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Post Number: 15
Registered: 04-2006
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Posted on Friday, April 14, 2006 - 11:37 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Grace - any direct connect to internet besides wi fi?

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