“Intrepid is the kind of place that makes Durham, Durham. We can’t afford to lose it.”

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The Story:

After returning home from war as a Marine Scout/Sniper, I spent 10 years searching for a place to call home; where I could use my skills and experiences to make the world a better place. After finishing training at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, I decided to start Intrepid Life Coffee & Spirits with a mission to enrich, enlighten, and empower not only others, but myself as well.

I chose Durham because of its socio-economic diversity, its embrace of grit and determination mixed with intellect and compassion, and the community’s resolve to stand behind those who risk it all to follow their dreams.

While business was expanding rapidly during the spring, it stagnated to such a degree during the summer that my landlords have given me until September 7 to pay past rent or close the business.