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New coffee spot to open in Lakeside

Posted at 8:53 AM, Apr 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-16 08:57:07-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — It turns out Lakeside is getting a double shot of coffee shops this summer.

Bright Spot Coffee, run by Outer Banks native Eli Thompson, is planning to open a cafe and roastery at 6114 Lakeside Ave., a few doors down from Final Gravity Brewing Co.

Thompson started Bright Spot last spring, roasting beans in his father-in-law’s garage in Amelia County.

“I was on a tiny little roaster that did one pound at a time,” Thompson said. “I got started learning, and it grew and it’s worked out.”

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