Our story

How we came to be…

In 2010, Pat Frey and Gerilyn Jobe, a mother-daughter combination, were local residents who both happened to be at a crossroads in their lives. Pat had retired and was looking for a new path to follow. Gerilyn was working for a company who wanted her to relocate to the East coast and she really didn’t want to leave the area. They had always appreciated the unique atmosphere and beautiful architecture of the historic Harrison area. What started as an off-handed “what if” conversation soon evolved into a more serious discussion about opening a coffee house in the downtown neighborhood. They envisioned a place where people could gather over coffee, slow down for a bit and enjoy the day. After much thought, a lot of encouragement from spouses, and a good dose of prayer, the Coffee Peddlar opened its doors in the fall of 2010…… and the adventure began!!