, Gloucester, MA


February 5, 2013

Cape Ann Business briefcase

Coffee shop

celebrates 10 years

Business was brisk last Tuesday at Rick and Dorthe Noonan’s Cape Ann Coffees at 86 Bass Ave. While many customers were buying coffee, all drinks were 10 cents in celebration of the couple’s 10 years in business. Many of the couple’s original customers stopped by during the day, said Dorthe Noonan.

“It was a bank once, and many other businesses since, but we’ve been here the longest,” she said of the drive-through building. “It’s good for moms with babies and for dog walkers.”

Her husband said it was a busier-than usual Tuesday, with people taking advantage of the 10-cent special, some coming through three times during the day.

Income tax aid

Income tax assistance is offered at Sawyer Free Library in Gloucester again this year.

AARP-RSVP volunteers, who are trained by the IRS, will be available Wednesdays, noon to 3 p.m., staring this week and running through April 10.

Assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis, with no reservations and no phone service.

Tax forms are available at the library, or by visiting

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