Hello, friendly Briefcase readers.
As we speak, reporter Shane McOwen is kicking it in Europe, so I’ll be smiling up from the page in your driveway next week, too.
Let’s try not to be too jealous of Shane as we continue on with some more local business news in our part of the world.
First off, the much anticipated Dutch Bros. Coffee opened just west of Litchfield Road at 14160 Indian School Road on Friday with free drinks for the day.
The line wrapped all around the parking lot when I drove by on my way to work, so I’ll go out on a limb to say that the opening was a success.
According to the company’s website, Dutch Bros. Coffee is the nation’s largest, privately held drive-thru coffee company with 200 locations in Oregon, California, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Colorado and Arizona.