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“Half coffee shop, half museum, the staff make a super effort to make you feel welcome”

Richards' Coffee Shop
Ranked #3 of 9 Nightlife in Mooresville
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Reviewed 8 September 2015

Even if you didn't serve or don't even know a veteran, you'll make a friend here. An amazing little privately funded museum (help 'em out ... they are trying to expand). I've enjoyed talking to the staff and volunteers every time. Ralph made me a chicken sandwich that was just fine. I needed to get out the car and study my atlas for a bit. No TVs, no radio, just peace and quiet and good conversation.

I'll be back.

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Reviewed 7 May 2015 via mobile

It's a great place for Vets to meet other Vets. It's a great place for local musicians to meet and play music on Saturday mornings. Richard served Vets after serving in Viet Nam as a Helicopter Gunship Pilot. After he died, this place became reality. You need to visit. The coffee is good (by .mil standards) and cheap.

1  Thank Ratchman
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Reviewed 8 February 2015

It truly is a living museum! Not only do they have many displays of the military and various wars, but you can speak with veterans that hang out there. One of the Vets I met was a B-29 bomber pilot. Cool!
They also provide some services for veterans, like internet.
If all you want is some coffee, tea, or a snack, they have that also!
If you're in town, this is a must-see!

2  Thank TonyM_WorldTraveler
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Reviewed 22 June 2013

Did not expect to find such an awesome place in this small town. As retired veterans, my wife and I were overwhelmed by the hospitality and friendliness of these vets! Incredible displays and history are on display. We will definitely go back. Hopefully on a day when more vets are there, to hear their stories and service history. An American Jewel!!

3  Thank Martin S
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Reviewed 13 December 2012

This attraction is amazing. It is not your typical coffee shop. It is run by all vets who volunteer their time. Over 10,000 veterans have signed the guess list. The organization started when a former Vietnam Gunship Pilot moved to town 12 years ago. The shops theme was to honor Vets. Today, it has some of the most unusual displays of weapons, flags, uniforms, and unique pictures given by vets or their family from all wars. It is located in downtown Mooresville, NC a few miles from I 77 at Exit 36. The town also offers some great places to eat and it is the NASCAR capitol of the world too. Many race shops in the area. Vets, NASCAR fans, travelers, the town and shops offer a great past time that is different. Today was Thursday and over 50-100 vets were in the the shop talking, enjoying snacks, and drink coffee. I meet so many Patriots: WWII, Korean, Vietnam, Afgan, Iraq. This is a must stop for a Vietnam Vet. On Saturday they have live music. Bring your instrument and do your thing...all said it is a blast. Numerous schools groups visit throughout the year. The shop has a major bill board on the interstate too. Cool place to visit....your kids will like it too!!!

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