Forza stores work to establish themselves as strong partners in the community, particularly the local firefighting and law enforcement community.
Murray Macdonald, who is a firefighter himself, says that new Forza stores traditionally open on their first day at 8:14 a.m., in remembrance of the four Lakewood police officers who were shot and killed at a Parkland Forza at 8:14 a.m. on November 29, 2009. The first cup of coffee served at each Forza location is given to a police or fire chief in the area, and a discount is offered to firefighters and police officers.
The Green Lake Forza will be open seven days a week. Exact hours are not set yet, but Debbie and Murray plan to stay open 15 or 16 hours a day. Customers will be encouraged to spend time in the coffee shop, getting to know their neighbors, using wifi, or listening to live music on weekend evenings.
Murray and Debbie hope to open the doors to the Green Lake Forza on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011.
Welcome to Green Lake, Forza!
October 4, 2011: Updated information about the Green Lake Forza is available here.