New owner for Northside coffee shop

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Local coffee shop Stir Crazy Cafe is under new ownership. (Photos by Lena Price)

By Lena Price

RICHMOND, Va. ( – A new owner is brewing up some changes at a Northside coffee shop.

Claire McGowan, 23, this month bought Stir Crazy Cafe at 4015 Macarthur Ave. She took over for Jerry Bistline, who launched the business just over a decade ago.

“Stir Crazy has really been a neighborhood staple for the last 10 years,” McGowan said. “I want to keep the same feel but give it a fresh face.”

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