Michelle Obama Makes Surprise Cafe Visit
June 21, 2012 by UPI - United Press International, Inc.
LAS VEGAS, (UPI) — The manager of a Las Vegas coffee shop said she expects an uptick in business following a surprise visit from first lady Michelle Obama.
Ria Farmer, 19, manager of Sunrise Coffee, said the first lady dropped by for two small passion fruit iced teas before her Tuesday rally at the Henderson Convention Center, the Las Vegas Sun reported Wednesday.
Farmer said it had been a slow day Tuesday before 3:30 p.m., when she was informed the shop would be receiving a special visitor.
“We were excited, and no one knew what to expect,” Farmer said.
Farmer said Obama discussed the weather with her, chatted with her fellow customers and posed for some cellphone pictures before continuing on to the rally.
The manager said Tuesday remained slow after Obama left, but the visit boosted her shop’s popularity on social media sites.
“Just judging by how many comments people will see online,” she said. “I have friends from out of state texting me saying, ‘Dude, Michelle Obama was at your coffee shop.’ So hopefully” there will be an increase in business.