Help pick the Readers' Choice winner!
Tired? Sometimes it seems like there aren't enough cups of coffee on the planet to get you through some days. When you are looking for that caffeine fix, where do you go? Stow Patch is trying to identify the best place to get that caffeine fix in the city. Take a look at the Stow Patch directory of businesses and tell us in the comments section who you think deserves to be the Readers' Choice winner and why. The nomination process will close July 9, then voting will begin!
Candy was inspiration for local student's paintings.
Those who linger with their lattés or pop in for a caffeine fix at Mocha Joe's Coffee House will notice something new on the walls — the holiday artwork of a local college student. Patrons of Mocha Joe's, located at 3707 Darrow Rd., can sit at tables near a display of paintings by area artist Yulia Gray. Sugarscapes, a series of six, oil-on-canvas paintings, depicts sweets and candies of various forms combined in fantasy landscapes from the artist's imagination. A family business, the coffee shop often has hosted the work of local artists in the past 13 years. When Gray approached the owners earlier this year about hanging some of her paintings at Mocha Joe's, the owners were open to the idea. "Our walls had been bare for a while," said …