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Pro-Trump shop to open in Rockland

By Stephen Betts | Feb 10, 2020
Photo by: Stephen Betts A pro-Trump coffee and gift shop is planned for 325 Old County Road in Rockland.

Rockland — A Camden couple plan to open a coffee and gift shop in Rockland that supports President Donald Trump.

Jestin and Carrie Merchant plan to open Covfefe Coffee and Gifts at 325 Old County Road.

A sign has already been erected and a Trump 2020 flag is flying at the property.

Carrie Merchant confirmed Feb. 10 in a brief telephone interview that they plan to open the coffee and gift shop that will be pro-Trump. After confirming their intent, she said she had no other comment and hung up the phone.

The Merchants purchased the property through their limited liability company 325 Old County Road, LLC in December 2011. The property had previously been the home of Dean's Flower Shop.

The name Covfefe comes from a misspelling by President Trump in a 2017 tweet in which the word was supposed to be "coverage." A Covfefe brand of coffee has been created since then with a logo "Making Coffee Great."

The building has been rented out during the past decade to multiple businesses including Snapdragons Flowers and Gifts and Hops and Chops.

In the 2016 presidential election, Democrat Hillary Clinton outpolled Republican Trump 2,023 to 1,209 in Rockland and 11,797 to 8,283 in Knox County.

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Comments (40)
Posted by: Josef Berger | Feb 16, 2020 15:27

What do we do there. Sit around and tell lies?



Posted by: Wyatt Anderson | Feb 14, 2020 11:09

I can't wait to buy a cup!



Posted by: Jamie Swan | Feb 13, 2020 11:16

Tell you what Ronnie, why don't we meet at Covfefe for coffee - on me - and we can discuss it like a couple of adults when you can't copy and paste from the most left-wing sources this side of Leningrad.



Posted by: Michael Scott Tripp | Feb 13, 2020 07:58

Do trump University grads get a discount?



Posted by: Stephen K Carroll | Feb 13, 2020 07:47

My only suggestion, be sure to remove your "bernie" hat before ordering coffee.



Posted by: Alana Allen | Feb 13, 2020 06:45

Get a grip folks.



Posted by: Alana Allen | Feb 13, 2020 06:42

Get a grip folks.



Posted by: Gregory M Holmes | Feb 12, 2020 21:10

Wow people are this upset over a trump coffee shop. Can’t imagine what’s will take place when trump wins in November 2020 .  Ps. as wound up  as everyone is  maybe  you should switch to decaf coffee

 

 



Posted by: Gregory M Holmes | Feb 12, 2020 21:10

Wow people are this upset over a trump coffee shop. Can’t imagine what’s will take place when trump wins in November 2020 .  Ps. as wound up  as everyone is  maybe  you should switch to decaf coffee

 

 



Posted by: Gregory M Holmes | Feb 12, 2020 21:07

Wow people are this upset over a trump coffee shop. Can’t imagine what’s will take place when trump wins in November 2020 .  Ps. as wound up  as everyone is  maybe  you should switch to decaf coffee

 

 



Posted by: Gregory M Holmes | Feb 12, 2020 21:07

Wow people are this upset over a trump coffee shop. Can’t imagine what’s will take place when trump wins in November 2020 .  Ps. as wound up  as everyone is  maybe  you should switch to decaf coffee

 

 



Posted by: Gregory M Holmes | Feb 12, 2020 21:06

Wow people are this upset over a trump coffee shop. Can’t imagine what’s will take place when trump wins in November 2020 .  Ps. as wound up  as everyone is  maybe  you should switch to decaf coffee

 



Posted by: Jeff Grinnell | Feb 12, 2020 20:28

As a new business the best thing you can get is people talking about it and making a buzz.....mission accomplished!!



Posted by: Jamie Swan | Feb 12, 2020 14:29

Ronald, what I consider winning in this case are actual FACTS, not those fabricated and then foisted upon the American people by House Democrats and people like yourself who are SO embarrassed about being wrong about everything since 11/8/2016 that they are no longer capable of rational thought.  Before you have a stroke might I suggest that you take a look at just a FEW of the actual facts, including but certainly not limited to: 1. Lowest unemployment rate in FIFTY YEARS; 2. Lowest unemployment rate among women on RECORD; 3. Lowest unemployment rate among African Americans on RECORD.

To quote a former president who actually engaged in an adulterous relationship while literally IN the Oval Office: "It's the economy, stupid!"



Posted by: Nina Reed | Feb 12, 2020 11:54

i hate the teflon don that is supposed to represent this country. a man that lies, pays off peoples silence and makes fun of a disabled man.  he has no morals nor dignaty he is a laughing stock to other leaders, hate, yes that me patricia williams

 



Posted by: Eleanor M MacDonald | Feb 12, 2020 11:39

It,s disheartening to know that there is so much hate in Rockland.  This  coffee shop has  given them something to focus there  hate on.  I am looking forward to meet this couple who are starting a new business and wish them well. Eleanor Mac Donald



Posted by: Jamie Swan | Feb 12, 2020 09:30

Trump was correct with at least one of his predictions because clearly Ronald, Francis, Ananur and others are already tired of winning.



Posted by: Lee H. Marshall | Feb 11, 2020 19:42

Anybody opposed to Trump Coffee should feel free to open a Hillary Roasters or any other coffeehouse celebrating your politician of choice.

 

- Lee D. Marshall



Posted by: Linda L Post | Feb 11, 2020 18:58

I see the haters are showing their true colors! Disgusting!



Posted by: Marcy Hamann | Feb 11, 2020 15:51

Some don't have any morals these days.



Posted by: Robert Stark | Feb 11, 2020 15:08

Typical. Camden dumping it's garbage in Rockland.



Posted by: Helen H Silk | Feb 11, 2020 14:51

Guess Rock City Roasters will continue to get my business when I'm in the area.



Posted by: Priscilla Ann Shepherd | Feb 11, 2020 14:43

Good Luck! MAGA



Posted by: Jeffrey L Zurkow | Feb 11, 2020 11:17

Unsold property, failed businesses, clever marketing ploy?  Watch for a GoFundMe campaign raising money to shut it down.  A good nuisance can have cash value.



Posted by: Francis Mazzeo, Jr. | Feb 11, 2020 10:58

It's all about money. People that are not living week to week only care about their pocketbooks. We are leaving our children and grandchildren with an insurmountable debt. This isn't about Hillary, that ship has sailed. For whatever reason good people support a man that has fleeced others for years, I don't know.



Posted by: ALBERT E COLSON | Feb 11, 2020 08:19

I guess people prefered Honest Hillary had got to be the president . lol.   Joan



Posted by: Nina Reed | Feb 11, 2020 07:30

maybe if you are a woman and trump is in the house, you may get a free goose. patricia williams



Posted by: Ananur Forma | Feb 11, 2020 07:10

I wonder what the thought is about Trump's plan to cut medicare and medicaid and food stamps?

also Trump's plan to cut money for cleaning up hazardous waste?

I would like to see it be illegal to have money in offshore accounts for the wealthy people can do that, and keep money in the USA to be taxed like the rest of us have to obey.

Do they discuss things like this at Trump Lovers coffee house?

 



Posted by: Lawrence Edward Galkowski | Feb 11, 2020 06:02

Good luck in an apparently hostile environment.



Posted by: Nina Reed | Feb 11, 2020 03:03

maybe it is a hoax or fake news or its real and you can go there to mock disabled people. patricia williams



Posted by: Francis Mazzeo, Jr. | Feb 10, 2020 17:22

Wonder if they sell Trump toiletries.



Posted by: Bill Packard | Feb 10, 2020 17:03

Apparently nobody from Warren will be stopping by to check it out.



Posted by: Kendall Merriam | Feb 10, 2020 16:58

Will the Trump lies be free with a second cup of coffee?



Posted by: James Clinton Leach | Feb 10, 2020 16:23

Nice couple,  I’m all for New businesses staring up in town, Good luck to you both...



Posted by: David J Rockwell | Feb 10, 2020 16:16

Don't like bad coffee, will stop elsewhere.

 



Posted by: Town of Warren | Feb 10, 2020 14:56

Will they carry bump stocks too?

 



Posted by: Mary A McKeever | Feb 10, 2020 14:55

What?????

 



Posted by: Pam Leach | Feb 10, 2020 13:48

It’s April fool’s.. right??



Posted by: Timothy Wayne Scott | Feb 10, 2020 12:40

Pretty sad......



Posted by: Laurel E Taylor | Feb 10, 2020 11:51

Too funny

 



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