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Shot in the Dark Cafe 

In 2007, Amen Mloukh and his brother Sean Frederickson, the owners of the Shot in the Dark asked “what if we could renovate our space and make it more customer friendly?” Community Futures Strathcona thought, why not?

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The Shot in the Dark is a popular coffee shop and eatery that was established in 2002. It is located on the Island Highway in a high foot traffic part of Campbell River that has easy access to a park together with ocean view. The business serves various drinks as well as large sandwiches and custom soups and deserts. It is owned and operated by Amen and Sean and both work as the managers, servers, baristas and chefs.

Its claim to fame are the Best Sandwiches in Town and they don’t disappoint. The soups are excellent and constantly changing. They make real food with real ingredients that is hand prepared by the two owners.  It is a popular destination for locals and tourists and definitely worth checking-out.

We have dealt with Community Futures Strathcona for the past 10 years and without their ongoing financial support our business would never have survived. I cannot say enough good things about what a tremendous asset Community Futures is to our community. 

Amen Mloukh – Shot in the Dark Cafe

The Shot in the Dark Cafe is an example of a business that must constantly adapt in a marketplace that tends to be very competitive. As an independent local restaurant the owners know that they have to provide the best quality food with the best quality service to retain a loyal client base. Amen and Sean do this in spades by devoting their time, energy and risk to create something special. These efforts ultimately strengthen the local economy by adding employment opportunities that would otherwise not be available. And it all started with what if?

Congratulations Amen and Sean. Our respect for entrepreneurs like you is immense.

We suggest that you visit the Shot in the Dark, sorry but no website, and order one of their amazing soups, sandwiches or breakfasts. It’s a wonderful business operated by wonderful people. Prepare to be impressed!

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