Ford's Coffee Shop

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Ford's Coffee shop, located at 14 Main Street, was started by Harold Heseltine and Leslie Ford Powers. It was originally a bakery and soda fountain and then became a luncheonette. Tom and Stella Koravos purchased the shop in 1954 and ran it as Ford's until 1994.

Ford's was Andover's political center. Locals met every day to discuss issues.

Tom Koravos passed away at Lawrence General Hospital on Friday March, 18, 2005. He was 85 years old.

Jay Leno, Robert Urich, Michael Chiklis, and John Kennedy Jr. frequented Ford's.

Starbuck's is in the space now (2013).


  • "Writers share their memories of Ford's Coffee Shop, Tom and Stella," Andover Townsman, March 31, 1994, p. 31.
  • "Farewell to Ford's Coffee Shop," Andover Townsman, March 31, 1994, p.32, 33.
  • "Thomas Koravos; his Shop Served Coffee, Touch of Andover," Boston Globe, March 22, 2005.
  • "Missing the man behind the counter," The Andover Townsman, March 24, 2005.
  • "Murals from Ford's Coffee damaged, being repaired," Andover Townsman, September 22, 2011, p.10.

--Eleanor 13:36, October 4, 2011 (EDT)
--Leslie 11:22, July 10, 2012 (EDT)
--Leslie 15:22, September 10, 2012 (EDT)

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