Lots of recent college grads, not finding luck in their chosen fields, might work as a barista to keep rent money flowing. Zack Bolotin is

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Zack Bolotin

Lots of recent college grads, not finding luck in their chosen fields, might work as a barista to keep rent money flowing. Zack Bolotin is working at a coffee shop, sure, but he also owns it. And has turned Porchlight Coffee into a new and used record shop. And this summer, Bolotin wrote on the Porchlight Twitter: "In the tradition of combining businesses that make very little money... Porchlight will soon be a record label." To stick a hand in each pot is one thing, but to do them both well with a rare, casual air that honors local roasts (Herkimer Coffee based in Green Lake) and local artists is another. Bolotin serves it all in an aquamarine-and-green, window-lit suite with affordable local art on the walls—a welcome counterpoint to the dark, stuffy milieu of most Capitol Hill coffee shops. —Mary Pauline Diaz 1515 14th Ave., 329-5461, porchlightcoffee.wordpress.com

 
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