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New Geneva coffee shop carries on familiar Monaco’s name

There’s a new coffee shop in Geneva, just north the Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus. The storefront, at the corner of Pulteney and Washington was most recently a hair salon, but for a long time before that it was a local, family market.

“My grandfather started Monaco’s in 1917,” say Joan Doeblin.

Her father ran Monaco’s Market on Washington Street after her grandfather retired from the business. I sat with her on a Friday morning in the newly opened coffee shop, which is called Monaco’s. It was bustling with people drinking coffee, eating breakfast, and working. I wanted to know a little bit more about Doeblin’s family’s market that gave the coffee shop its name.

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