This past week I was able to photograph the interior and exterior of a new coffee shop called Perkolator. It opened few months ago in the Chicago neighborhood, Portage Park. Even though Perkolator has only been open since September 15th, the business has been doing well inhabiting many locals and daily regulars. The owners of the shop, Joe and Melissa, have two young boys and also own the resale shop across the street called Thrift & Thrive. It’s really cool to see their motivation and drive behind all their hard work. They really want to raise up a great community in their neighborhood where people can thrive. If you are in the area go check out the spring/fall-like vibe of the Perkolator by relaxing and getting a warm cup of coffee and tasty bite to eat.