Announcing the Localmotive Cafe!

LiHigh School is providing a real world education with our new cafe, Localmotive. Located on Main Street in Poultney, you can find Localmotive where the old Mad Hatter Cafe was. With the new cafe, our students will be learning the ins and outs of running a cafe. They will be driving the creation of the cafe by building the business plan, preparing the space, brewing the coffee, cooking the lunch and breakfast items and baked goods.

The students want to create a place for the community to enjoy quality Vermont coffee, tea, freshly made food, and other refreshments. There will also be consignment items from students, staff, and the community for sale, which could include clothing, artwork, and other items.

We will have a soft opening at the end of February with a grand opening to follow a few weeks later. Hours will be Monday through Friday 9AM – 3PM. In the future, we are planning to expand our hours, accept phone/email orders for carry out, and we are looking to host community events like open mic nights, art showcases, poetry slams, and live music. We also encourage community members to contact us about hosting discussions, classes, and workshops at the cafe.

Get on track and start your day with the Localmotive. See you soon!

Author: Kyle Callahan

Hi, I'm Kyle. I'm an advisor at LiHigh School. I've been involved in progressive education since I was in high school. I was an original member (and student representative) of the Progressive Program at Green Mountain College, and for my Master's degree, I attended Goddard College, which started the trend toward progressive education in the 1960s. Along with teaching at LiHigh School, I teach courses in creative writing and communications at Green Mountain College. I live with my wife and daughter in Poultney.

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