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Original Flying M owners pass down shop to new owners

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By Nicole Camarda / Idaho News 6

Whether it’s getting a latte before work or grabbing a cappuccino with a friend, coffee shops are a staple of the Treasure Valley. One local coffee chain is making changes to its ownership after more than a decade.

Lisa and Kevin Meyers decided to take on a new adventure and open up Flying M Coffee.

“We opened the Boise store in 1992,” Kevin Meyers said.

With Kevin’s love for coffee and the couple witnessing the Seattle coffee boom, they decided to open a place of their own. Which led to creating a local shop in Downtown Boise. It soon sprouted additional locations in Nampa and Caldwell.

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“It just seemed like it would be a fun thing to do,” Lisa Meyers said. “We never knew what path we would take or that we would ever be in business this long. But it has been a lot of fun.”

[Owner of group of Idaho coffee shops dies at age 55]

The next adventure

Now, the couple will move onto their next adventure: retirement.

“It’s letting go after we’ve invested everything we could,” Kevin said.

“Its bittersweet,” Lisa said.

The Meyers’ previously sold the original downtown location and Caldwell coffee shop to previous managers. Now they will pass ownership of the Nampa location to their daughter Chole and her husband.

“We’re really excited to continue on the honor and tradition,” Hanson said. “It was amazing growing up and watching my parents follow their dreams, and I’m excited to get to carry it on and make it my own.”

Hanson also says she’s excited to carry on her parent’s coffee shop legacy and continue to bring a favorite local cup of joe to the community.

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“I think this has been a cornerstone for the downtown Nampa community since its opening,” she said. “My parents have done an amazing job creating an environment of acceptance and love, and they celebrate diversity. I’m really honored to carry on that tradition and make this space really special for our community.”

Hanson and her husband just had a newborn baby, and she says maybe when she’s older, she will also take on the tradition of owning Flying M.

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