A THOUSAND PARDONS to our friends and loyal customers. Personal circumstances forced us to close Retro's doors and we are not sure what comes next. No worries on our behalf, please! But we are very sorry for the sudden change -- we know how important good caffeine is to you all! We will provide an update once we figure all this out. Thanks to all for being so supportive!
HEY, WAIT A MINUTE... THERE'S AN ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM! Well, a new chain coffee shop anyway, in case anybody hadn't noticed. We're confident they will have great, friendly employees -- because that's just what you find around Moscow when looking for employees. Many of our friends have stopped by to ask what we think about it. It's no big deal. Chains are inevitable and Dutch Bros. saw opportunity here in Moscow to open their 199th shop. There's still only one Retro and ...we're pretty proud of our quality. A couple of local shops will likely go out of business as a result of DB opening here, but that's what happens in local markets when chains decide to get a foot in the door. They can operate at a loss and wait till others fall aside, leaving less competition and gaining more market share in the long run. We personally like competition because we believe in our product -- great, locally-sourced varieties like organic Landgrove coffee roasted in Troy and using quality Northwest dairy products purchased from the Coop. So welcome to our latest competitors in Moscow's small circle of drive-thru coffee shops. And we know all our friends will give them a try. Why wouldn't you? Tell them your friends at Retro Espresso say Hi and welcome to the neighborhood!
THE SUN IS SHINING, bees are buzzing, flowers are blooming... Makes us want to share all of that goodness. So how 'bout a Lavender-Berry Latte for our special this week? Your choice of 'berry flavor -- blackberry, blueberry, raspberry or strawberry -- with a touch of lavender to bring out all that flowery goodness. Your choice of a free extra espresso shot or choose one of our specialty milks (almond, coconut, soy or rice). Enjoy the beautiful spring weather!
A PASSERBY alerted us this morning that this visiting moose was patiently waiting across the street by the creek for her espresso. She was apparently a little shy about walking up to the drive-thru. We took her a Mexican Mocha. Seemed appropriate for the day, it being Cinco de Mayo and all. But be careful when visiting the Airstream today. She's rather large and may wander over for a second cup. She looks like a line-butt'er and we don't think she'll wait for her turn!
IT'S SPACE DAY! And it just so happens that we have a rocket. Which clearly means the stars are aligned for you to stop by Retro for your favorite espresso today. Just sayin'. You'll love it iced! And we love being your local choice for the best espresso -- we're still organic and all-natural at the Airstream!
HAS SPRING FINALLY SPRUNG UPON US??? Keep the sunshine momentum going with a our Cherry Blossom Mocha. All-natural white chocolate and cherry flavorings with your favorite organic milk and espresso. We think we'll keep this one as our special through the weekend, giving you a free shot when you order it. It makes a great iced drink!!!