Arlington Eats: Grounds & Gold Coffee Shop On A Mission to Change the World
By Office of Communication
Posted on October 15, 2020, October 15, 2020

One of Arlington's newest coffee shops is offering more than just lattes and pastries. In this month's Arlington Eats, host Andrew Tanielian visits Grounds & Gold — a business on a mission. 

The shop, located on Bowen Road, just north of I-20, is co-owned by Maurice Ahern. Ahern's son Micah died from neuroblastoma in 2016 at just 7 years old. Ahern says watching his son's bravery inspired him to a follow a dream.

"He inspired me and taught me things," Ahern said. "I used to let fear cripple me and things, I used to be so much afraid of failure. My son and his life inspired me to go out and do things different."

Grounds & Gold has a full menu of coffee drinks and pastries. You'll also find sandwiches, soups and salads. But the shop is about more than just food and drinks. It's meant to be a community space and includes a small stage, which will one day feature live music. And a portion of each month's sales benefits pediatric cancer research or a nonprofit helping young cancer patients.

"I feel like it's a responsibility. For six years, my family, we reaped the blessings," Ahern explained. Micah was able to live his dream of surfing in Hawaii thanks to Make-A-Wish. And Ahern says he's ready to pay the blessing forward. "To see how happy my son was when he was surfing, that's priceless."

Grounds & Gold is located at 4130 S. Bowen Road. Click here to learn more. 

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