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federal_coffeehouse [2018/07/11 23:57]
Carlos Pedraza [Corporate Officers, Familiar Names]
federal_coffeehouse [2018/08/09 16:40] (current)
Carlos Pedraza [Early Hints of Coffee Business]
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 ====== Axanar Associates Launch Georgia Coffeehouse ====== ====== Axanar Associates Launch Georgia Coffeehouse ======
  
-**//Axanar Coffee Creator is a Partner in The Federal Coffee House//**+**//Axanar Coffee Creator is a Partner in the Atlanta-Area ​Federal Coffee House//**
  
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 The business address listed for Crawford and Hubbard in The Federal'​s corporate paperwork is Peters'​ home address in Lawrenceville.(([[https://​ecorp.sos.ga.gov/​businesssearch/​BusinessInformation?​businessId=2465319&​businessType=Domestic%20Profit%20Corporation|The Federal Inc., Georgia Secretary of State'​s Office]], business search, retrieved 7/8/18.)) The business address listed for Crawford and Hubbard in The Federal'​s corporate paperwork is Peters'​ home address in Lawrenceville.(([[https://​ecorp.sos.ga.gov/​businesssearch/​BusinessInformation?​businessId=2465319&​businessType=Domestic%20Profit%20Corporation|The Federal Inc., Georgia Secretary of State'​s Office]], business search, retrieved 7/8/18.))
  
-Meanwhile, **AxaMonitor** reached out to Peters'​ spokesman, Mike Bawden, to inquire whether Peters had any financial interest in The Federal Coffee House. ​At the time this article was posted, Bawden ​had not responded.+Meanwhile, **AxaMonitor** reached out to Peters'​ spokesman, Mike Bawden, to inquire whether Peters had any financial interest in The Federal Coffee House. ​Bawden said he did not know, and that "​following ​the disposition of the lawsuitI've generally moved on to other things."​((Email from Mike Bawden ​to AxaMonitor editor Carlos Pedraza, 7/9/18.)) 
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 +He continues to speak with Peters, "every other month or so, mostly to chat about progress on the two Axanar films he's allowed to make under the settlement, but that's about it."​((Email from Mike Bawden to AxaMonitor editor Carlos Pedraza, 7/9/18.)) 
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 +Meanwhile, Peters has only publicly referred to the coffeehouse as his friends'​ business. 
 + 
 +=== 'Our Shop' === 
 + 
 +Out of public view, however, Peters has freely referred to the business with such terms as "our shop," or touting menu items using the term "​we."​ In one private group communication obtained by **AxaMonitor**,​ Peters coordinated an upcoming social event for Battlestar Galactica fans' Fleet group, to be held at the coffeehouse during Dragon*Con 2018. He enticed members by connecting the coffeeshop with Axanar, saying: 
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 +<WRAP box> 
 +{{ ::​groupme_icon.png?​nolink |}} {{::​alec_peters_groupme.png?​nolink |}}<wrap lo>​**Alec Peters** \\ 
 +Remember, the Fleet Coffee event is Thursday 2:00-4:00 <wrap hi>at our shop</​wrap>​ at 6365 Spalding Drive, Peachtree Corners 30092  \\ 
 +<wrap hi>We will have swag! Both Federal Coffee and Axanar!</​wrap>​ \\ 
 +<wrap hi>We have THREE different ice teas. Plus we have AMAZING pastries.</​wrap>​ So even if you don't drink coffee there'​s plenty for you.</​wrap>​ 
 +</​WRAP>​
  
 === Domain Name === === Domain Name ===
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 [{{ :​peters-friedman.jpg?​250|**PETERS ATTORNEY** Sheldon Friedman (pictured right, with Peters) has handled the registration of Peters'​ previous Georgia companies. He's listed as the registered agent for The Federal Inc.}}] [{{ :​peters-friedman.jpg?​250|**PETERS ATTORNEY** Sheldon Friedman (pictured right, with Peters) has handled the registration of Peters'​ previous Georgia companies. He's listed as the registered agent for The Federal Inc.}}]
  
-Meanwhile, Friedman'​s name first popped up in **AxaMonitor**'​s investigation into what appeared to be a [[industry_studios|tangled web]] of companies and interests behind Peters'​ beleaguered California soundstage, Industry Studios.+Meanwhile, Friedman'​s name first popped up in **AxaMonitor**'​s investigation into what appeared to be a [[industry_studios|tangled web]] of companies and interests behind Peters' ​now-abandoned, ​beleaguered California soundstage, Industry Studios.
  
 Peters spent nearly three-quarters of a million dollars on his never-used facility, finally forced to abandon it after his thousands of Axanar fans turned aside his plea for them to set the studio'​s financial footing aright. Peters spent nearly three-quarters of a million dollars on his never-used facility, finally forced to abandon it after his thousands of Axanar fans turned aside his plea for them to set the studio'​s financial footing aright.
- +===== Peters' ​Early Involvement ​=====
-===== Early Hints of Coffee Business ​=====+
  
 Peters had previously evinced an interest in opening a coffee house, declaring in a June 1, 2017, post on Facebook: Peters had previously evinced an interest in opening a coffee house, declaring in a June 1, 2017, post on Facebook: