NEW PORT RICHEY — Right as rain, Bob Kushner arrives around 9 a.m. to set out his vinyl chessboard on an outside table at the East Main Street Coffee and Sandwich Shop.
“Six days a week, this is my front porch,” he said. “I like the coffee. I like the fresh air. I like meeting people.”
Kushner doesn’t go to the counter to order. He simply pokes his head in the door, gives the owner a wave, then returns to his spot out front.
Owner Brett Griest knows the drill and walks a mug of Americana coffee outdoors.