Who is Holly?
MOD Coffeehouse has been a family owned and operated values-led business for over 15 years. With a focus on quality coffee, community and sustainable business practices, MOD Coffeehouse was founded in 2001 by the Brown Family: Angela, Craig, and their son Matthew. The Brown Family wanted to breathe new life into downtown Galveston and sought to do so through providing a space where community could come and gather. They restored the Pix Building and provided beautiful outside seating to encourage development on Postoffice Street. The name “MOD” comes from their desire to bring something more “Modern”, yet full of charm & warm hospitality to historic downtown Galveston.
MOD was heavily damaged by Hurricane Ike, sustaining over 9 feet of water in the coffeehouse. Following the storm, the Brown family decided they wanted to see MOD remain open, but were ready to transition the business to new owners. Holly Hopkins Richardson partnered with the Browns to re-open MOD. The MOD re-opened, with the help and support of the Galveston community, on May 15th, 2009 – less than a year after Ike. The Browns passed on the traditions of the Coffeehouse to Holly, who became MOD’s Steward, in 2010. MOD Coffeehouse continues to follow the vision, values and traditions established by its founders.