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Published: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 @ 7:24 AM
— A locally owned and independent coffee company is scheduled to open its first physical retail shop this spring inside the Huber Heights Meijer store, and the shop’s owner says many more locations are in the works.
A spokesman for Meijer confirmed that Grind House Coffee and Tea Co. — founded in 2015 by Dayton native Bill Miller — will open a coffee shop inside and near the front entrance of the Meijer store at 7150 Executive Blvd., near the I-70/Ohio 201 (Brandt Pike) interchange.
“We commonly partner with different companies to open locations in our stores in these concourse spaces, to add even more value to the customers’ shopping experience,” Joe Hirschmugl, public relations manager for Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Meijer, told this news outlet via email. “Grind House Coffee & Tea approached us, and we quickly discovered that they would make a good local partner.”
RELATED: Grind House Coffee and Tea to launch chain of bricks-and-mortar shops (June 2017)
“Grind House has built a well-known brand with many community connections. We believe that Grind House fits in well with our stores, and that our customers will be pleased with the offerings.”
Grind House Coffee’s founder said he’s shooting to open the 500-square-foot coffee shop by May 1.
Plans call for opening coffee shops in additional Meijer stores in the months ahead, Miller said. Each store will employ eight to 10 people. The Grind House founder said he also is looking to open free-standing stores as the brand expands through the Dayton-Cincinnati region.
“We are hoping to add over 100 new jobs during our expansion within the next 18 months,” Miller said.
Miller, who grew up in Dayton and who now lives in Franklin, founded Grind House Coffee & Tea in November 2015 as an online retailer. The company’s roasting and packing facility is located in Fairfield.
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Launching a coffee company “has always been a dream of mine,” Miller told this news outlet in June. “My family has had a love for coffee and tea that started with my great-grandfather.”
“My family has always imported beans from other countries. We would experiment mixing different beans together and see what worked and what didn’t. When I was older I learned how to create flavored coffees and how to blend teas.”
“My mother knew I had always wanted to open a coffee shop and encouraged me to start looking into it. When my mother passed away in 2015, it was my father who told me to get up and follow my dreams.”
Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 12:35 AM
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Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 5:02 AM
ALASKA — A tsunami warning is in effect after a preliminary 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck 173 miles southeast of Kodiak, Alaska.
The earthquake was at a depth of 15 miles. There have been nine aftershocks, from 3.1 to 5.0 magnitude.
The Oregon, California and Washington coasts are under a tsunami watch.
According to the National Weather Service, the first waves should arrive around 2 a.m. local time (6 a.m. Eastern Time). Residents are being told to seek higher ground.
A #tsunami warning is in effect for the outer coast of SE #Alaska. First waves may arrive around 2:00 AM, according to Tsunami Warning Center. Further updates may be found at https://t.co/FIgKd7XW5Y or via NOAA wx radio. #akwx— NWS Juneau (@NWSJuneau) January 23, 2018
The National Weather Service tweeted that a buoy just northeast of the epicenter recorded a water displacement of 32 feet.
#ALASKA #EARTHQUAKE ... reports of an 8.2 magnitude earthquake off the S coast of Alaska; buoy 46410 just northeast of the epicenter has recorded a water displacement of 10 meters (32 feet); #TSUNAMI WARNINGS posted for the S Alaska and W Canadian coastline pic.twitter.com/xmtvsoclMq— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) January 23, 2018
This story will be updated as we learn additional details.
Published: Monday, November 06, 2017 @ 11:20 PM
— The rap trio Migos wants to put its stamp on the highly-anticipated remake of “The Lion King.”
On Sunday, Migos member Quavo posted his plea for the trio to make their Hollywood debut in the upcoming live-action remake, which already has an all-star cast including Beyoncé, Donald Glover, Alfree Woodard and Keegan-Michael Key.
“Call us,” Quavo tweeted to Disney about the group playing the three hyenas.
One problem, though. Key, comedian Eric Andre and actress Florence Kasumba have already been cast as hyenas in the new film, slated to premiere July 19, 2019.
3 Hyenas Lions King 🙌🏾 call us 📱 @Disney— QuavoYRN (@QuavoStuntin) November 5, 2017
The group’s fans were on board.
Migos wants roles as the three hyenas in Lion King??? Please please PLEASE let that happen 😂. I'm laughing already!— KG (@KyngKG) November 6, 2017
Somebody start a petition for Migos to play the hyenas in the new Lion King. This needs to happen people— Chicken Nuggets (@TSundsmo) November 6, 2017
Migos as the hyenas would be the highlight of my life— tanner (@The_tburke_) November 6, 2017
Twitter users offered numerous examples of how the group’s signature phraseology would fit right into the “Lion King” script.
imagine the legendary adlibs migos would produce if they played as the 3 hyenas in lion king— Moe (@MoeAlayan) November 5, 2017
If Migos are the Hyenas,— BLK (@BLKdot_) November 6, 2017
Scar - “Did you kill Simba?”
Takeoff - “Does it look like we killed Simba?”
Offset & Quavo - “ Ran yeah,that way” https://t.co/tW5OmrjXsA
As with many social media campaigns, Migos didn’t quite have everyone on board for the possibility of the group members playing the hyenas, partially because the parts were already cast to begin with.
People begging for Migos to be cast as hyenas in Lion King and I’m pretty sure they already cast those characters pic.twitter.com/qpbI7KL9hX— Save The Crew (@AlexKnerem) November 6, 2017
As funny as it would be to see the hyenas played by the Migos, how is everyone ignoring that they are already casted and on the poster!— Frankie (@fn_xlvi) November 6, 2017
Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 5:51 AM
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — A record label co-owner and producer credited with the speedy success of Atlanta-based Migos is facing charges after his alleged speed behind the wheel caught the attention of Alpharetta, Georgia, police.
Dashcam video obtained by WSB-TV’s Mike Petchenik shows officers pulling over Pierre “Pee” Thomas last Sunday. Thomas, the chief executive of record label Quality Control, has produced records for rappers such as Migos, Lil Yachty, Lil Baby and Rich the Kid.
The officer "observed a red SUV traveling at a high rate of speed,” said Officer Jason Muenzer. “He noticed the vehicle was going about 100 mph.”
Muenzer said the officer got on Ga. 400 near Old Milton Parkway and began following Thomas north.
“That officer tried to catch up to the vehicle, but he himself got up to about 120, 125 (mph) and even then, the officer noticed the vehicle was pulling away from him.”
Eventually, video shows Thomas pull over off McFarland Parkway in Forsyth County.
He told officers he was heading home from the studio.
“When the officer approached the vehicle, the driver acted as though he didn’t see the officer,” Muenzer said. “The only excuse he had was he didn’t see the officer and he wanted to get home.”
On the dashcam video, the officer questioned Thomas and his speed.
“What were you doing going that fast, man?” he can be heard asking. “You were pulling away from me. I was doing 120 (mph) just trying to catch up to you. You were pulling away from me.”
Officers would later handcuff Thomas and take him to the North Fulton Jail annex on reckless driving charges.
Police told Petchenik this arrest was just one of a series recently on the busy highway.
“It’s getting old,” Muenzer said. “Those speeds, the slightest crack, the slightest item in the roadway, road debris, you can lose control of your vehicle.”
Thomas’ attorney, Drew Findling, told Petchenik that his client was not impaired and complied with officers.
“We will go to court in the city of Alpharetta and look forward to putting this matter behind him,” Findling said. “We will resolve it in court.”