Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Nathan Mallory, co-owner of Cannon Coffee in Brookline, was named to Pittsburgh Magazine’s “40 Under 40” list.
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Just over the Brookline border, on a farm in Baldwin Township, it’s much quieter than inside the storefront of Cannon Coffee. Away from the conversation and clinking cups, a honeybee hive is Nathan Mallory’s only focus this particular Wednesday afternoon. Unless you asked directly, he probably wouldn’t offer the fact that he just received an important local honor. Pittsburgh Magazine named Mallory to its 40 Under 40 list this year, a designation he could have earned with any number of his community projects and advocacies. Urban farming is just the latest. “The opportunity to live in a city and do this is a pretty cool thing,” he said. “I grew up on a farm, but there just weren’t people around with this kind of expertise.” The 31-year-old …
Friday, February 3, 2012
Two years later, the Cannon Coffee staff celebrates the coffee shop’s anniversary by looking ahead.
Two years ago today, Brookline Boulevard got a little more … caffeinated. Cannon Coffee, which is quickly becoming the community hub for arts, entertainment and local meetings—as well as coffee—opened its doors in the middle of a snowstorm on Feb. 3, 2010. The vision owner Nathan Mallory had for the coffeehouse is becoming reality, but he said there’s a lot more to be done, and not just in Brookline. “You kind of reflect on events like open mic night that have been solid and steady since we opened,” Mallory said. “To keep the momentum that we have, and the camaraderie and the intimacy, is really something that we had no idea if it was going to work.” The challenge is to keep it going, especially through next year when the Brookline …
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Brookline business owner and resident Nathan Mallory is trying to tap into and promote the unique artistic potential of his community.
When Cannon Coffee co-owner Nathan Mallory opened shop on Feb. 3, 2010, his goal was to do more than serve coffee. He also wanted to serve the Brookline community by using his storefront as a platform for local artists. To that end, Mallory started holding a weekly Open Mic Night to host performance artists of all ages and any type, including bands, solo musical performers, comedians, and spoken word and slam poets, as well as some unexpected acts, such as magicians. Mallory next provided visual and crafts artists with an avenue for expression that ran right through Cannon Coffee. Within the first few months of its operation, he decked the walls and shelves of his business with paintings, drawings, sculptures, jewelry, pottery and other …