July 1, 2022


SWANSEA — A new meals trailer that specializes in chilly brews has gotten fairly a heat welcome in Ocean Grove.

Rea’s set up shop just two months in the past, but it is rapidly turning into a fixture at Coles Landing and generating a buzz in the neighborhood, serving up espresso, bagels, soups and a lot more to those people wanting for a helpful experience and delicious treats.

“The local community in Swansea is incredibly restricted-knit,” claimed proprietor Laura Finn, 31. “They have been so amazingly supportive. It’s been so a great deal more than I expected.”

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Route 6 — a shorter walk from the Coles River, off Route 103 in Swansea’s Ocean Grove neighborhood — Rea’s is the perfect location to swing by for choose-me-up on your early morning commute or sneak absent for a stress-free lunch crack outside at one of its nearby tables.

For Finn, who lives in Swansea with her relatives, Rea’s was a longtime aspiration “born from a enthusiasm for ingesting coffee like a legitimate New Englander” and from a wish to share it with many others in her hometown.

Rea's Food Truck Swansea Owner Rea Finn with  Pumkin Chai Cold Brew wth carmel cold foam and an asiago bagel with bacon cheddar cream cheese.

“Ever considering the fact that I have been of operating age I have been in the food stuff service market and then transitioned into small business and gross sales for about 5 decades, and now I’ve occur to a position wherever I can incorporate people two things,” she stated.

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Rea’s, pronounced “Rays,” is named just after Finn’s 3-year-previous daughter Reagan, who Finn said inspired her to pursue her route to entrepreneurship by opening her possess store.

“After I experienced my daughter anything commenced above once more,” stated Finn, who also has a 12-12 months-outdated son. “She was what seriously encouraged me to do some thing for myself.”

Rea's Food Truck Swansea Pumkin Chai Cold Brew wth carmel cold foam

The title was shorter and sweet, but a lot more importantly a way to make a additional individual relationship with prospects. “I assume having somebody that they are finding to know, an genuine particular person and a family members name, really signifies a good deal to men and women,” she mentioned.

“They want to see Swansea get some new issues especially lesser businesses and they like that they are supporting a human being and a loved ones rather than a CEO or a bigger identify manufacturer,” Finn claimed.