Daytona Beach News-Journal
October 20, 2019
You get two subjects in one column today.
First, I’m happy to announce that our next “Coffee with The News-Journal” event will be at the historic Alfie’s Restaurant in Ormond-by-the-Sea on Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 7:30-to-9 a.m. The restaurant is located at 1666 Ocean Shore Blvd.
We began these “coffee” events back in August as a monthly opportunity for members of The News-Journal to hear from our readers about pretty much anything the readers want to bring up. At our first two coffees — at Steve’s Famous Diner in Daytona Beach and the Bob Evans Restaurant in Palm Coast — the discussion exceeded my expectations.
Readers — dozens of them attended each coffee — brought up everything from the price of the paper, to service complaints, to how being printed in Ocala has impacted our sports deadlines, to our opinion page’s political slant, to the upcoming 2020 elections. Readers also complimented various members of our staff for the award-winning local news coverage they provide. And, the gatherings give us the opportunity to thank readers for their support. All that and free coffee. What a deal.