Brews News: Topsham Business Seeks $500K Grant To Expand Coffee, Tea Operations


The crippling economic climate caused by the coronavirus pandemic has made the owners of the Wicked Joe Coffee Roasting Co. all the more determined to not only secure jobs in force at their coffee and tea brewing facility but also create new ones.

The town, on behalf of Wicked Joe, is applying for $500,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Board of Selectmen was to hold public hearings on the matter Thursday, May 7, and Thursday, May 21. During the latter part of the meeting the panel is to review this year’s entire Town Meeting warrant. Residents are to vote whether to approve the application at the June 17 Town Meeting.

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