San Diego’s premiere comic artist plans on opening comic book-themed coffee shop
Erik and Geraldine Arreaga are in the mix to bring a revolutionary coffee shop to San Diego
Erik Arreaga is a well-known comic artist around the world, and more so in his stomping ground of San Diego, California. A longtime staple in the comic community and a familiar face at the ever-popular San Diego Comic-Con, he, along with wife Geraldine, are now planning on opening up a comic book-themed coffee shop aimed to please both coffee and comic lovers alike.
In a press release shared by their team, Pow Coffee Shop announced earlier this week the launch of a new Kickstarter campaign in support of their shop that marries a love for all things comics and coffee. Pow Coffee Shop plans to open in downtown San Diego and offer great coffee in a fun inviting atmosphere and where “you become your own hero.” The company’s total funding goal is $100,000.
The coffee shop is a labor of love from the couple, a local Mexican-American family that has had a long time local presence in San Diego. Erik is a world-famous artist specializing in comics and has been a barista for more than 17 years, while Geraldine is a local first-grade dual language immersion teacher who was also recently voted as South County’ Best Teacher in The Star-News.
“When you come to Pow Coffee Shop, we want you to feel like you’re stepping into your own comic book page. You’re the hero or the villain, and have the power to be who you want,” said founder and owner Erik Arreaga.
With the Kickstarter now in full gear with funds to go straight to the shop, plans include:
● Hiring well-trained baristas
● Design and decoration of the shop
● Top-quality products (coffee beans, syrups and other ingredients)
● Equipment, furniture and merchandise
The location is planned to be within walking distance of the infamous San Diego Comic-Con, giving coffee-enthusiasts, comic lovers and both locals and tourists the ultimate experience.
“San Diego Comic-Con gives us an exciting pop culture and comic experience one week out of the entire year. Pow Coffeeshop will bring this pop culture and comic experience all year long,” said Geraldine.
The coffee shop is also a family-oriented business, also involving their daughter, Jasmine. “Growing up around comics and coffee, this is an experience I want everyone to enjoy. What better place than to open up this coffee shop in the heart of San Diego, and home to one of the largest comic conventions in the world,” added Jasmine.
In addition, as April being Erik’s birthday month, new tiers for donors have been announce on their Kickstarter page. Stay up-to-date with their latest announcements via their social media channels.