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By Jess Macinko
News Editor 

Chinook Coffee, Aimee's Attic see changes


April 26, 2017

To the dismay of local gourmands and blearyeyed news crews alike, Golden Chinook is closing its doors at the end of the week. Citing inadequate customer numbers and a steep small-business learning curve, owner/operator Travis Herseim says the coffee shop will serve its last cup Friday, April 28. “A lot’s based on mistakes I’ve made, things I’ve had to learn the hard way,” Herseim says. Initially, running a cafe wasn’t even on his radar. But when Coyote Coffee closed in 2015, Herseim saw an opportunity and took it. “I went from not even thinking of running a business to running it within a month,” Herseim says. Fueled by a Go Fund Me campaign and donations from friends and...

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