Selfies with Philly’s Most Prominent Business People

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Like it or not, selfies are a huge part of pop culture — and nobody’s too cool to take one, even Philly’s most prominent business people. For the July issue of Philadelphia magazine, we asked some of the most well-known Philadelphians to submit a selfie, and plenty of business folks obliged.

There’s master developer Carl Dranoff posing with a model of one of his buildings; Philadelphia Zoo president and CEO Vik Dewan with an eight-year-old male giraffe; La Colombe CEO Todd Carmichael with Pat Croce at his Fishtown flagship coffee house; and Kelly Boyd of KB Consultants with her cute dog.

Check out selfies from the business and tech world below, and make sure to see all 75 selfies here. Read more »

La Colombe’s Todd Carmichael Set To Transform Your Daily Coffee Routine

Todd Carmichael, CEO of La Colombe shows off his latest creation: Draft latte in a can. (Photo by Jared Shelly)

Todd Carmichael, CEO of La Colombe shows off his latest creation: Draft latte in a can. (Photo by Jared Shelly)

“If you stopped by La Colombe‘s flagship location in Fishtown this weekend, you were likely offered a sample of its latest creation: The draft latte — a coffee and milk combo poured from a keg that has a semi-sweet taste and a slight milkshake-like texture,” reports BizPhilly on their interview with La Colombe CEO Todd Carmichael.

Unbeknown to me, I was one of those people this weekend. When I walked into La Colombe’s flagship in Fishtown, I had no idea about Carmichael’s plans to package this drink and sell it nationwide. As I walked through the door someone asked if I’d like to sample the draft latte, and I looked at the long line ahead of me and thought, “Obviously.”

The result?

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La Colombe Wants to Replace Your Starbucks Addiction With This Better-for-You Canned Coffee

 

Todd Carmichael, CEO of La Colombe shows off his latest creation: Draft latte in a can. (Photo by Jared Shelly)

Todd Carmichael, CEO of La Colombe shows off his latest creation: Draft latte in a can. (Photo by Jared Shelly)

Our friends over on BizPhilly just clued us in to a pretty awesome on-the-go coffee concoction in the works over at La Colombe. The Philly-based coffee company is planning on rolling out a better-for-you, cheaper-than-most canned coffee that folks can grab at grocery stores for an on-the-go caffeine fix.

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La Colombe’s Plan to Destroy Starbucks: A Canned Latte Worth Drinking

Todd Carmichael, CEO of La Colombe shows off his latest creation: Draft latte in a can. (Photo by Jared Shelly)

La Colombe CEO Todd Carmichael shows off his latest creation: Draft latte in a can. (Photo by Jared Shelly)

If you stopped by La Colombe‘s flagship location in Fishtown this weekend, you were likely offered a sample of its latest creation: The draft latte — a coffee and milk combo poured from a keg that has a semi-sweet taste and a slight milkshake-like texture. The best part is that there’s no ice diluting the drink and screwing up the taste.

But that bit of frothy good news is just the beginning. The company plans to start producing cans of the draft latte to sell in stores across the country. CEO Todd Carmichael thinks it’s a product that can seriously disrupt a market dominated by Starbucks and its bottled Frappuccino. Read more »

La Colombe Hosts Home Grown Supper Club

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La Colombe Fishtown will host its first Home Grown Supper Club on Wednesday June 17th. The event (for which tickets are on sale now for $60), includes four courses of veggies, cheeses and meats, one cocktail or beer, and presentations from local farmers and producers.

Greensgrow Farms, Valley Milkhouse Artisan Cheese Makers, Griggstown Farm and La Colombe Fishtown Kitchen & Pastry will provide ingredients and insight about the food’s path from farm to table.

Refreshments start at 6:30 pm and the meal, served family style, will begin at 7pm.

La Colombe-Fishtown [FooBooz]

La Colombe Set to Open in Independence Mall

La Colombe at the Dow Building | Rendering: La Colombe

La Colombe at the Dow Building | Rendering: La Colombe

La Colombe is set to open a new space in Independence Mall July 1st. The cafe, situated next to the Independence Beer Garden, will open just in time for summer. It promises to be a mid-century modern space with outdoor seating. The architects responsible also designed La Colombe’s flagship cafe in Fishtown.

This La Colombe will be the fourth Philadelphia location, and will be located on the first floor of the Rohm and Haas building at 6th and Market. For more on the architecture and design, check out our sister blog Property.

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La Colombe’s Modernist Cafe on Independence Mall Set to Open

La Colombe at the Dow Building | Rendering: La Colombe

La Colombe at the Dow Building | Rendering: La Colombe

There are few things that get us more excited and ready to go than a great cup of coffee and checking in on some modernist architecture. Today, we get to talk about La Colombe and the incredible Rohm and Haas Building (The Dow Building) at 100 Independence Mall West. So needless to say, it’s a good day.

A few weeks ago, we told you about the ongoing construction of the new cafe space on the corner of 6th and Market. It looks like everything is on track for a very patriotic opening. “We’re getting close to opening,” said La Colombe’s Kathryn O’Connor. “We’re slated to be open by July 1.”

The building was designed by a star-studded team of Alec Ewing, Stanley Cole (later of EwingCole) and Pietro Belluschi and completed in 1964. O’Connor said the goal of the cafe’s design is to be as “unobtrusive as possible” in regards to the masterful modern building comprised of soaring concrete columns and, of course, Plexiglass, the signature product of chemical manufacturer Rohm and Haas.  Read more »

Tweet Tease: You’re One Step Closer to La Colombe on Independence Mall

Back in December, La Colombe made your coffee-soaked, history-loving heart flutter with happiness when they announced plans to open an outpost in the Dow Building on Independence Mall. As evidenced by the tweet above from Keystone Property Group, those plans are coming along nicely. Crews are busy putting in the stairs, though we still don’t know when exactly it will open. According to Foobooz, La Colombe will eventually be leasing a 1,700-square-feet corner in the building that also contains the highly-popular Independence Beer Garden. Here is rendering of what the outdoor seating area will look like once it’s complete. Read more »

Visit La Colombe for a Distillery Tour

la-colombe-distillery-rum-400On Thursdays in May, Fishtown’s La Colombe coffee cafe and distillery will be offering free distillery tours.

Stop by between 6 p.m.this evening and each Thursday in May for a tour. You’ll learn about what the distilling process behind La Colombe’s coffee-infused Different Drum Rum, and you’ll even get to try some of the stuff.

Stay afterwards for dinner from the new springtime menu or just for another drink of rum, wine, beer or coffee.

Thirsty Thursdays: Distillery Tours at La Colombe Fishtown [La Colombe]
La Colombe – Fishtown [Foobooz]

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