Our Story


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The Peacham Café was founded by a group of community members who felt that Peacham needed a place to gather, share a meal, and buy staples and local vegetables.  A local non-profit, Peacham Community Housing, owned a suitable building, and the group incorporated as a for-profit subsidiary of PCH, to enable it to manage a cafe facility.  The LLC worked for 2 years to complete a workable plan, overcoming obstacles such as wastewater disposal, historic preservation of the building, permitting, and many others.  Once a workable plan was in place, the group raised about $165,000 to renovate and fit out the space.  

© 2016 by Peacham Café.  

The Peacham Café LLC, 2012

This is almost the whole group. From left, Joe Alper, Barry Lawson, Betsy McKay, Susan McClellan, Dave Edwards, Charlie Byron, and Ruth Marceau. Missing are Bob Fuerher and Mel Reis. (Photo thanks to Richard Brown©)