Filmed and Produced by Robyn Welsh
Ben Put, Jeremy Ho, and Justin Eyford opened Monogram Coffee in 2014 to share their love of coffee. Their first location in Altadore was a huge success, so they decided to expand and open a second Monogram downtown in order to reach a wider clientele and get a taste of a faster paced environment.
After training dozens of new baristas and spending countless hours planning, their downtown location became a reality.
Sauntering over to a table near the back of a southwest Calgary restaurant, he scans the area to ensure services are needed, then he asks calmly, not too obviously, if the patrons would enjoy a magic trick.
Despite the economic downturn that has hit the province hard in the past few months, a recent study has revealed that many Albertans have remained in high spirits. The Angus Reid Institute in B.C published a report in January on Canadians' overall happiness. They surveyed 150 Albertans and found those who were in relationships were happier than those not in relationships.
After-hours in Calgary is back. Six years after the closure of The Warehouse, local residents have a place to keep the party going after bars close.