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May 18, 2014

Coffee house has its perks

By BRIAN SMITH

Drive-thrus have become as much a part of American culture as texting ... and it’s something Bridget Talmage and Jennifer DeWitt don’t want at their new business.

The Full Cup Bookstore & Coffee Shop, 922 S. Main St., in Weatherford, opened just over a month ago and have done just fine without a drive-thru, the pair say. They offer a different kind of service, even more modern than the drive-thru, to get people moving in the busy morning time.

“We offer a prepay kind of system,” Talmage said. “Once we get to know a customer,  we like to tell people to simply text us their orders and we’ll have them ready for them when they get here. We’ll even bring them out to the curb for them if they’re really in a hurry.”

The pair have known each other for years, meeting at work. Almost from day one, the ladies have wanted to open some sort of business together. DeWitt said it was simply a question of what and when. When the city lost longtime bookstore and coffee shop The Bookcase less than a year ago, the duo knew they had found their business.

Renovation took about six weeks but with help from family, the place has a very comfortable vibe to it.

“It’s no longer a dirty, ugly, empty shell,” Talmage said with a laugh.

A large book case, with lots of books purchased from the Bookcase, separates a quiet, study area from a reading, social area. Big, comfy couches provide areas for visiting as well. The easy feeling of the place is accented by lots of wind chime style art, which was prominently featured on a recent pleasant morning.

Books of all genres can be picked up for reasonable prices and traded at any time, which many new customers have decided to take advantage of.

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