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Did you Know? | Barnies Coffee started in Winter Park and is making a return to Orlando this Fall


Barnies Coffee in Baldwin Park

"CEO Barnie “Phil” Jones founded the first Barnie’s in Winter Park in 1980 and built the company into a national chain before selling to Sara Lee Corp. in 1996. An investment group controlled by Miami banker Neil Leach took over the chain five years later, and then sold the chain back to Jones and Pugh last year." (Source)

Barnies closed a bunch of stores when the compny was sold and Starbucks took them over. Then Starbucks closed a bunch of stores and Barnies is taking them back over! A new one opened up Altamonte Mall October 2009 and there's another one coming to Fashion Square Mall November 20, 2009.

Barnies was the coffee shop at which the very first MOOM was held, on July 10, 2009. The next MOOM is November 20, 2009, the same day that new Barnies opens (but MOOM will be downtown at Urban Think! Bookstore).