By | December 3, 2019

No photo description available.The Grand Opening of the Blue Monkey Coffee Co. was held last week at its home inside the Twisted Pear (184 E. Main Street) in Forest City. Like night and day, the beer bar and coffee bar are at the far corners inside. The location was great for casual conversation, stimulating company and excellent refreshments.

Monte and Alicia Vega have brought their Blue Monkey coffee from Small Town Roasters in Rutherfordton to Forest City. While Monte and barista Virginia served coffee to their first official customers, Alicia got the catering table in motion.

Did I forget to mention that the event was catered? Moe’s BBQ brought their delicious pork barbecue sandwiches to the table and there were also MANY delicious pies – cherry, pecan and others from the Pie Safe.

Clark Poole, executive director of the RC Chamber of Commerce, coordinated the official ribbon cutting.


A good time was had by all. Welcome this new business to the Forest City community.

Clark Poole with Shelley Gref of The Copper Penny.

Pie Safe Pies

Moe’s Barbeque

Loyce Broughton and Pam Robinson Newton sample the Pie Safe’s pies.