During the early AMs of Sunday August 25th, we woke up to a phone call about an immense explosion due to a gas leak that impacted several businesses within the Lakeside Office building. Fortunately thanks be to God that no one was injured or harmed during the incident.

However, our family owned business Riverside Coffee took a pretty big hit from the explosion. Our store from the looks of it has totally collapsed way beyond the point of repair.

For the past five years our staff members and our family have worked really hard to build up our business and  relationships with our amazing customers and community. Mentally, and financially this was a huge blow after all the work our staff and family put in to Riverside Coffee. We are trying to assess how to move on forward from here on out whether to relocate and reopen elsewhere. This is our only business and means of financial support for our staff and family. We are asking for help from our community, neighbors, friends, and family to help us try to get back on our feet again while we figure out how to stabilize again. 

Thank you so much for your support and words of encouragement!


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