Your new SoPoGro tour guide..


Hi there.. I’m Zach, and I’m the new marketing man and social media tour guide for all things SoPoGro.  You may recognize my face from the cafe floor and “around the neighborhood”.  I started working here in October of 2005 and  have recently been blessed with the job of handling the information you and your friends get from our lovely storefront.  I have a nice view from our office that overlooks the Southport/Addison intersection where I monitor the Facebook and Twitter feeds, keep the menu up-to-date, write e-mails and blogs (about the cafe, our products and events, etc.) as well as being involved with other fun projects that concern the store and our neighborhood.   I will also play host, waiter, sampler, barista, bartender, fine foods connoisseur, etc., as is the nature of working at a busy restaurant that’s also a grocery store. Here are some fun facts to further introduce myself..

Zach’s Facts:

Zachary Drummond

28 yrs old from Huntington, WV

Avid bicyclist – and just got my motorcycle license.

Musician – and will soon to have my own recording studio. I play piano/keyboards, guitar, trumpet and drum set proficiently, and work with a local studio called TrackForce.  You may have heard some of my original compositions (briefly, and in the backround) on The Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Oz TV shows.  I write and play for an original rock band called The Reunion.

I moved here at 18 to attend Columbia College Art + Design school and also studied Music Education at Northeastern Illinois U.

I enjoy traveling and believe that exploring other places and their cultures is an important part of the human experience.  Furthermore, I believe a meal is one of the simplest and most cherished activities that you can share.. and it’s the best place to learn about yourself and those around you.

So don’t be a stranger.. say “Hi” or drop me a note on Facebook.. I look forward to meeting you!








  1. Fred Wallin - July 19, 2011

    Hope you are well. Love what you are doing. You didn’t mention hockey or Australian football.
    Miss seeing you.
    Uncle Fred

  2. Cathy Pizzino - July 30, 2011

    Hey Zach! Just got the update from your Dad when he was in town for his high school reunion. Happy to hear about your new job.


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