Christy Marinovich and Richie Ford, co-owners of The Bean Stop on 1115 East Maple St. and Samish Way, recently purchased the drive-through coffee stand at 1657 Birchwood Ave., near Albertsons.
Marinovich said they had wanted to have a second coffee stand in the north part of town because customers had been requesting it. The coffee stand roasts its own beans and is known for its double-shot specials, she said. The Birchwood stand will be known as The Bean Stop 2.
“Being an owner-operated coffee stand, we were able to build up a loyal customer base,” said Marinovich, who took over The Bean Stop with Ford two years ago. “We’ve had many customers move into the Birchwood neighborhood and hope to have others in that area stops by.”