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Limited Edition Merchandise

Our first merchandise fundraisers were run through an online site called Cotton Bureau. We need to sell a minimum of 25 of each style to receive funds for expanding our events equipment. The hardest thing to understand about this model is that is for a limited time...

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2018 Liberator Awards Voting Ballot Is Up

The 2018 Liberator Awards voting is up and we've been nominated for the second straight year for our work to end human trafficking. We are honored. But to be honest, what we really hope is that you would take the time to read through all of the nominees and the work...

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EXPANSION?! This is your time.

You have made us what we are. Now is the time to expand. And Tuesday, October 10 and Wednesday, October 11 are the days to make it happen. For 26 hours your tax deductible donations is increased on a pro rata basis. The Columbus Foundation, its family of donors, and...

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Barista Spotlight: Third Edition

One of the marks of growing up is wrangling with a tension—knowing more of who you are while recognizing that there are multiple versions of yourself. We’re endlessly being shaped by the people and things we interact with. This fact comes with the recognition—and...

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Round Two: Get to Know the Baristas

It’s time for our second installment of getting to know our baristas! This week features baristas Hannah, Julie, Nate, and a special check in with our founder Kenny. Each set of answers are worthy of spending some time with, but trust us when we say that you won't...

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The Roosevelt. Blockfort. When Creative is the Answer.

Humans are good at asking questions. Maybe it’s part of our essential nature. Or maybe it’s just a necessity in the face of an endlessly knowable universe. Either way, there’s two possible responses—you can ask questions you think will lead to a predetermined answer,...

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The Sky In Our Mouth

The Sky In Our Mouth “A poem? I don’t know much about that. But I know one, and it is hot like fresh bread. When you eat it, a little is always left over.” This answer is offered by Mrs. Round, the baker in Jean-Pierre Simeon’s This Is A Poem That Heals Fish, a book...

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Columbus Monthly Nominee

We've been nominated by Columbus Monthly for best coffee shop. Feel free to vote for... well you know. http://www.columbusmonthly.com/news/20170326/vote-now-columbus-monthlys-2017-best-of-columbus-poll

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Anniversary Celebration. Come High Five Us April 22.

You did it. Your shop is officially two years old! And this is a day we want to see everyone of you come through and give us a high five. Come see us Saturday, April 22 anytime during the day and let's celebrate what you have done through your commitment to The...

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The Magic of Water

The theme for March is sustainability: True sustainability is when you’ve located something real, something you can build upon. It’s the lamp that runs on vegetable oil from lunch, or a watering hole you can draw from enough times to plant the family estate around....

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Unique Voting (614 Magazine and YXU)

We have a couple places we are on a ballot. First is 614 Magazine's Annual Readers' Poll. Scroll down to the Coffee Shop section and show us some love! The other ballot is a unique opportunity for us to secure some more funding to reach more of our goals through a...

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We Have a You Tube Channel

We have committed to doing a better job of telling the story of the impact you are creating here at The Roosevelt. We hope these recently published videos will give you a clearer picture of what we are all about. Below is our most recent. You can find the rest at The...

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Dallas News. Fisher Ink. Columbus Dispatch.

We have been getting some great coverage around the planet. Fisher Ink. The undergraduate magazine of The Fisher College of Business did a recent article on our unique business model. Columbus Dispatch. We partnered with Columbus Kindness Month to outfit one...

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Twenty One Pilots – Grammy Winners

We think it always appropriate to re-share our friend, Josh Dun's post, on his support for what we are trying to accomplish at The Roosevelt. Now Twenty One Pilots are Grammy Award winners, iHeart Radio Award winners, and soon to be more. Read Josh's post...

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Food: A Basic Human Right

Here’s what we know about hunger: 7,500 children under the age of five die every day as a result of poor nutrition, according to Food for the Hungry One in eight people worldwide go to bed hungry 795 million people worldwide, or one in nine, don’t have enough food to...

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“The future is dark, which is the best thing the future can be, I think.”

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Birthed in Darkness

“The future is dark, which is the best thing the future can be, I think.” Virginia Woolf wrote this in her journal in 1915 during the height of World War I, and less than six months after a depression that led to an attempt on her own life. As we reflect on National...

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New Video Posts Including This One

We are pushing forward on better communicating through visual media. We built this whole thing on story. We will be working on delivering regular video content for you to see what we are doing, how we are doing it, and who is benefiting. Stayed tuned and enjoy this...

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We/You Have Been Voted #1

The first time Columbus ever heard about us was thanks to Columbus Underground. We were an idea. A dream. A focused and determined vision, but one without a location and funding. Fast forward less than three years later and we have climbed the ladder to #1. In the...

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