Peaberry’s Receives Warm Welcome in Boardman

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Peaberry’s Café has become known known for its coffee, award-winning sugar cookies, a full breakfast menu and a variety of deli options.

The café, which began in Boardman, returned to the township at the Shops at the Park a year ago. It’s owned and operated by Chris and Amy Pendleton.

“We have received a wonderful, very warm reception from the people of Boardman. Sales are almost double what they were in Canfield and the arrangement works better with distributors,” Chris Pendleton said.

The cafe has always been a place where friends, family and co-workers could come to meet, share food and drinks while having a conversation.

Pendleton says he wanted to keep the feeling of community alive at the new address by rearranging the dining room to make it easier for more people to sit down and spend time together.

“Food is a very communal and intimate thing. We need more people sitting down, breaking bread and being peaceful with one another,” Pendleton said.

Since moving to the new cafe, Pendleton has noticed regulars from the Canfield location still start their mornings with Peaberry’s, making the morning start off well for Pendleton and his family, who work in the cafe.

Peaberry’s will be partnering with neighboring business Gracylane for a summer kick off event on June 26 featuring promotions, giveaways and special decorations.

Additionally, they have experienced an uptick in their catering orders, having recently worked with Boardman High School and the Youngstown Tattoo Classic.

The cafe has been in the valley for almost 30 years, with Pendleton and his wife, Amy, running the business for the last five years. Pendleton is looking forward to the next 30 years in business in the Mahoning Valley.

Pictured at top: Owner Chris Pendleton stands in front of the Peaberry’s Cafe Boardman location.

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of stories about the companies highlighted in the Western Reserve Transit Authority’s “Give Small Business a Lift Campaign.”

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