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Espresso made with a little love in it

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 6th, 2013

Mary Dundas (left) and Bonnie Schwab greet customers at Mary’s Expresso Monday. Mary is passing on her knowledge of the business to Schwab, who plans to rename the business Bonnie’s by the Sea. “Mary is my coffee master,” Bonnie said during a break in the action. “She is teaching me everything – all of her secrets.”

Mary’s Expresso changing hands

Mary Dundas has operated one of the first mobile espresso businesses in Newport for 13 years now, but she knew it was time to move on when a neighbor approached her about buying the successful concern.

Mary’s Espresso Drive-Thru (aka Hail Mary’s), located at 5425 N. Coast Highway in the Agate Beach neighborhood, has been a staple for many coffee and pastry lovers since Dundas and husband, Ben, owner of Moolack Construction, built it on four commercial lots in February 2000.

For the complete article see the 02-06-2013 issue.

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