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Tougo works it out: 18th Ave cafe hopes for weekend re-opening

Still digging up what we can about how things came together but here’s the note Tougo posted to Facebook this afternoon, a week after we reported their plea for $10,00 in help to cover taxes owed to the City of Seattle.

To our wonderful community THANK YOU!

Through all of the efforts we have put in, the finances that were raised, the dept of rev, and some cold days at the Tougo Coffee/Curbside Coffee Tent we should have both shops up and running in the next couple of days.

We, I thank you all so very much, for the bottom of our cups

We Care Deeply for you!

UPDATE: We heard back from Wells but he was not willing to tell us more about how the problems with owed taxes were solved. Here’s his e-mail message:

 Justin, i’m not interested in the negative things that some people are bound to say. This is the joy of “freedom of Speech”.  I just prefer show them love and kindness, which is what community means to me.

Tougo Coffee Co has a responsibiltiy to  our community which is our family and don’t have time, nor will we make time to feed into negative comments.

We know what we have been trying to provide over the last few years and this shows in our community.

To the CD/Madrona/ColumbiaC/CH/SU all the parents that love the kids room,  adults that love the study room, and the “snugglers” that love the living room. Thank You!

I appreciate all support, encouragent and hugs this past of year.
I love you guys for that

Thank you
I appreciate you being a part of
Tougo Coffee Co’s community.

Post please

We should be open in the next few days, barring any hiccups waiting for a reissue of the forms.

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7 thoughts on “Tougo works it out: 18th Ave cafe hopes for weekend re-opening

  1. “the finances that were raised”

    so when you see a homeless person on the street asking for money, do you say:

    a. they’re begging for money


    b. they’re raising finances

  2. There is no difference between those two phrases. It may feel different when you go get a loan but you are still begging for money.

  3. “Raising finances” – The homeless person is asking for money to invest in a sustainable source of income for themselves (e.g., cleaning themselves up for a job interview, purchasing a hot dog cart).

    “Begging for money” – The homeless person is asking for money to pay for their subsistence (e.g., cigarettes, beer, or food).

  4. That’s not the definition of “raising finances”. That’s how you choose to describe it so you can differentiate it from “begging for money”.

  5. Thanks for the update. I was wondering what the “T-2” sign meant. We’ll keep an eye out and make sure to drop in and buy a latte when they are open again. It would be sad to see this place disappear because it’s the only thing up here where people ‘hang out’ and can catch up with neighbors. I’m not sure what’s up with the rest of this strip of shopfronts… the barber shop seems to be closed or being remodeled and the other storefronts look completely dead.

    @alandraper, I think it’s pronounced 2-GO. At least that’s what I’ve heard people saying. :-)