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Green Isaac’s Coffee & Tea

240 S. Hancock Street, Pentwater

231-819-1773

A Q&A with owner Brian Prescott

Date opened: July 2, 2020

Number of Staff: Varies...nine to 10 in the summer, with two to four in the off-season.

Hours: Currently 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

What they offer: Coffee (Brewed & Espresso), Tea, Hand-Crafted Soda Pops, Breakfast Burritos, Muffins, Croissants, Cookies, and a variety of other baked goods and lunch options.

Why did you open this type of business? Every town needs a shop that specializes in high-quality coffee and tea. We knew that there was a need for Green Isaac’s in both the heavy tourist season, but also year-round to serve the Pentwater residents.

How did you choose the name for your business? It’s quite an interesting story — but better told in person! Stop in and ask one of the staff to tell you!

Most memorable day at your business? Our opening day (two days before the 4th of July in the middle of a pandemic) was both a blur and probably the most memorable!

What is it like to serve our community in this business capacity? Being available for the residents of Pentwater is extremely rewarding. It has been an amazing year getting to know many of the year-rounders, and I’m looking forward to future years when we can get to know even more.

How has our community responded to your business? We felt very welcomed and appreciate everyone who has given us a chance to be their new coffee spot!

How has becoming a business owner allowed you to be more involved in our community? We moved to the community at the same time we opened the shop, so it has been a whirlwind of business and community connections — but we love Pentwater. The business community as well as all of the staff and parents that we’ve met through our 7-year old daughter’s experience at Pentwater Public School have all been great!

What is your favorite thing about Oceana County? Being able to live and work in a small village this close to Lake Michigan is amazing. Being able to see the lake every day is an amazing part of life here.

Future plans? Continue to serve all of our current options, while always keeping on the lookout for new and delicious coffees, teas or other unique menu items!

Why is it important to shop small and local? For many reasons, but we believe the most important reason is to keep the money within the community. We hire from the immediate area, we buy all Michigan coffee and do our best to buy local or Michigan products whenever possible.